BT’s 21CN rollout on track with 8Mbps broadband service

28 Sep 2007

BT Ireland is rolling out an 8Mbps broadband service in the Republic as part of its wider 21st Century Network (21CN) deployment, its chief executive, Chris Clark, has told siliconrepublic.com. The first phase of its 8Mbps programme is currently being deployed in the following exchange areas: Tallaght, Dun Laoghaire, Dolphins Barn, North Main (Dublin 1), Terenure, Merrion, Crown Alley, Beggars Bush, Swords, Clondalkin, Summerhill (Dublin), Blanchardstown, Naas and Dooradoyle. Mr Clark says that once live, consumers will be able to receive the service for EUR26.50 (USD37.48) a month as part of a bundle with a 30GB data cap; businesses will get an unlimited service for EUR40/month. However, the CEO went on to say that the lack of adequate government and regulatory guidance is making it increasingly likely that a digital divide will develop between urban and rural regions.

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