Sky Ireland launches fibre broadband

The product, which uses Eircom’s eFibre network, will bring faster speeds to customers from January

Cast members  from Sky 1’s hit comedy ‘Moone Boy’: David Rawle, Deirdre O’Kane and Sarah White. The cost of Sky’s basic television packages will increase from next February

Cast members from Sky 1’s hit comedy ‘Moone Boy’: David Rawle, Deirdre O’Kane and Sarah White. The cost of Sky’s basic television packages will increase from next February

 

Sky said the fibre product, which offers speeds of up to 100mb per second compared to up to 24mb on the DSL service, would be available in a million homes from next year.

There will be a six-month introductory offer in which customers will pay only line rental of €30, while the cost of a triple play unlimited fibre broadband, home phone and television package will start from €59 a month during the offer period. Triple play prices that include Sky Fibre Unlimited will begin from €79 thereafter.

Price change

Sky Ireland has not revealed how many subscribers it has attracted to the DSL product to date but says it is the fastest-growing internet service provider in Ireland.

High demand

Competition in the broadband market is expected to increase in the coming years. The Eircom eFibre network being used by Sky will eventually be available to 1.6 million homes by the end of 2015. Eircom is separately developing a higher-end fibre service with speeds of up to 1,000mb per second.