[Release] ComReg: Almost 30% of dialup users denied broadband

Damien Mulley - IrelandOffline broadbandforall at gmail.com
Thu Mar 1 14:22:49 GMT 2007


Briefing note on latest ComReg survey:

IrelandOffline would like to draw your attention to the following
facts not mentioned in the press release from ComReg about their
latest survey data:

On page pg 17 of the following report:

"In Q4 2006, 28% of internet subscribers who use a narrowband
subscription reported they had attempted to subscribe to a broadband
service to be told it was unavailable to them. "

IrelandOffline statement from Damien Mulley "ComReg have released a
report and are once again talking about ways of stimulating demand yet
at the same time are trying to bury the fact that almost 1 in 3 people
on dialup Internet access cannot switch to broadband. IrelandOffline
seriously questions the motivations of a telecoms regulator who are
ignoring the plight of a massive proportion of the population and who
offer no remedy to their situation."

Some other facts from the ComReg data:

from page 10 of the following report:

21% of those without phonelines said they are not getting phone lines
due to high cost of line rental and calls. (14% say fixed costs are
too high and 7% say line rental and connection costs are too high =
21% )

Ireland currently has the highest line rental in the EU at €24.17. The
EU average is 8 euros per month cheaper.

Also from page from page 10 of the report:
4% of people who do not have a phoneline are in fact waiting to get one.

** ENDS **

We hope that you find this information useful.

Contact details:
Damien Mulley - 086 825 8586

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