Eir on collision course with rivals over urban broadband

Telecoms company aims to serve four out of ten customers in cities and towns as it upgrades its network

5th February, 2020
Eir on collision course with rivals over urban broadband
Carolan Lennon of Eir: “We have absolutely under-invested in broadband both at a wholesale and retail [level] in Dublin and the big cities and this is about addressing that.”

Eir is aiming to have four in every ten broadband customers in Ireland’s towns and cities on its network in a move that is likely to set it on a collision course with Virgin Media and Siro.

The state-owned telecoms company last year announced a €500 million network investment programme to upgrade its fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) technology, in which the last leg of the signal’s journey is carried on the old copper network....

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