Recently I was reading that Eircom had no plans to roll out broadband to Cullen so I decided to have a look and see what the story was. Essentially, Eircom is saying that it has no plans to upgrade the following local exchanges:
- Berneys Cross
Their reason is mainly economic: that there’s not enough houses locally to justify the cost of upgrading the exchanges.
I know that PermaNet are able to supply wireless broadband to some of these areas, but if you want it through your phone line, you’ll really have to get onto your local representatives to push to get it changed.
It’s not that long ago since we had no broadband in Millstreet (about 6 years now), and the only reason that Eircom upgraded its servers to DSL at the time was because they heard that PermaNet were setting up in Millstreet, and wanted to grab market share before PermaNet could set up their infrastructures. As usual, it’s business before people.
Around 830 exchanges are now done out of around 1180 Nationwide leaving 350 exchanges without DSL right now .
Typically these exchanges have c.350 working lines or less . Those between 350 and 450 lines will likely be enabled but not always .
Some are scheduled to be done but most are not . Those who should lobby eircom would be those connected to exchanges with between 250 and 450 lines , if it is smaller it is probably pointless right now.