On Thu, Oct 25, 2001 at 12:47:46PM +0000, Sean Rima wrote:
> Ae> In fairness, Eircom announcement in September did say that they planned
> Ae> to
> Ae> provide ADSL in "Limerick, Galway, Cork, the south-east, midlands and
> Ae> north-west by December 2002."
If, that is, they provide it anywhere. At the moment Eircom have engaged in
yet another High Coourt battle with the ODTR because they object to her
objection to their price proposals for bitstream wholesale. (As Eircom are
proposing to provide a capped service at retail prices of anything from 2 to
3 times the prices prevailing in the rest of the EU it seems reasonable to
assume that the regulator is not far wrong on this one).
Eircom has said/hinted/implied (I'm not sure which) that if it can't provide
ADSL at the price it proposes, it won't provide it at all. If it don't
provide the service at retail, it are not obliged to provide it at
wholesale. it are of course still obliged under EU law to provide for local
loop unbundling, which would allow competing operators to put their own ADSL
kit in Eircom exchanges, and this must be implemented by January (2001, that
is, and as you may have noticed, it hasn't happened).
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