New move will make broadband cheaper, claims Comreg

The Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) has today directed eircom to reduce the current monthly wholesale price for Local Loop Unbundling (LLU) Line Share charged to other operators from €8.41 to €2.94 - a reduction of 65%.

LLU Line Share is a product that eircom is legally obliged to offer competing operators.

It allows other operators to avail of access to the higher bandwidth part of the fixed line so that they can provide broadband without providing a conventional voice telephony service, if they choose not to do so.

"This price reduction will have a very positive effect on competition in the broadband market in terms of price, quality and the choice available to residential and business consumers of broadband services,” said ComReg chairperson John Doherty.

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