Eircom prices fiber for business

Irish incumbent Eircom is gearing its fiber offering towards businesses, with prices €15 cheaper than its consumer tariff.
The telco opened its efiber service yesterday to a potential market of 300,000 consumers and businesses. However, entry level pricing favors the latter, with a fee of €24.99 per month compared to €40 for consumers, though the firm is offering home broadband users a free modem, installation and connection.
“Our key priority is to help businesses maximize their commercial opportunities online,” explains David Walsh, director of SME at Eircom Business. “Seamless high speed access combined with our support…makes a compelling proposition that can give businesses a competitive edge.”
Eircom claims the service is the only triple play on the market combining fiber, voice and mobile, and that the network offers download speeds up to 70-Mbps, and uploads 20-Mbps.
Kevin White, managing director of Eircom’s consumer division, says it will now work towards offering a quad play package, and other “competitively priced products.”

The telco plans to expand coverage to 600,000 homes by the year-end, and reach 1.2 million when rollout is completed in early 2015. It is also targeting an increase in data rates to 100-Mbps in 2014.