UPC broadband for business reaches unprecedented speeds of 500Mb

The Taoiseach launches new UPC superfast broadband for business to spur economic growth

David Baker
by David Baker on 31st January, 2014

UPC has launched its superfast broadband for businesses, offering speeds of 500Mbps to companies across Ireland.

The broadband provider’s latest offer more than doubles its previous fibre powered broadband speed and could potentially aid economic development.

The Taoiseach, Enda Kenny T.D. launched UPC’s unprecedented new service which will initially be available to businesses in Dublin, Waterford and Galway before being rolled out across other towns and cities via UPC’s fibre powered broadband network.

Mr Kenny highlighted the potential of this new service to spur business growth in the country, positioning it as a key merit of the service.

“We are supporting businesses to grow, invest and add jobs,” he explained.

“This announcement by UPC will make a very welcome contribution to our reputation for broadband capacity and to our overall economic recovery.”

He added that the service can increase the number of businesses that can trade online; consequently developing trade both abroad and at home in Ireland.

All UPC customers will be able to upgrade to higher packages when they become available in their regions.

The broadband provider said the new package was part of more than half a billion euro worth of investment aimed at developing business growth with the supply of superfast broadband.

He said the announcement provides “a massive incentive for multinationals looking to Ireland for potential investment.”

UPC business broadband packages are already available across a multitude of speeds but the new offering is twice that of the 250Mb tier that is currently available via UPC business. The home and small office market already includes broadband services of 50Mb, 100Mb and 150Mb so the latest UPC launch represents yet another step up.

UPC broadband for business network will eventually expand outwards, building on the strong presence already noted in Dublin, Galway, Limerick, Waterford and 14 regional towns in Ireland.

The latest launch follows on from the introduction of triple play bundles where UPC offered combined broadband, TV and phone services to the hospitality and small business markets.

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