Irish broadband provider Digiweb is launching a high speed 30Mbps internet service covering an addressable market of around half a million homes in the Republic, SiliconRepublic reports. The altnet’s new ‘Metro Express’ packages bundle a maximum 30Mbps broadband connection and voice telephony services for EUR30 (USD40.3) a month and does not require the subscriber to have a traditional landline. Digiweb says the footprint for Metro Express takes in a number of areas that currently are limited to a maximum 1Mbps service from traditional xDSL providers, and some that are outside the catchment area of some towns. The broadband provider has a staff of 145 people and owns and operates an integrated fibre-optic, wireless, unbundled exchange and satellite network in Ireland; it serves 80,000 customers. Commenting on the launch, Digiweb chief executive officer Colm Piercy said: ‘Our high speed Metro Express 30Mbps service will significantly improve the customer experience for internet users across Ireland with faster downloads and lower prices for consumers, and enable better, faster services and new technology opportunities for Irish business.’
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