Some time ago I was informed by an Eircom engineer who came to my house to fix a connection that the 8 Mbps line that I pay for is only capable of a max of 4 Mbps.
Today, after moving my router to the centre of the house I did a quick speed test and have seen the highest ever figure that I have recorded - 4.28 Mbps. How is this possible on a 4 Mbps line? Are Eircom finally doing something about their shitty broadband service in our area? I have discovered via Twitter that Eircom are rolling out fibre broadband in our area - indeed it is available at the other side of the road at the end of my garden. Will they beat UPC? On 14th September last I wrote about UPC installing cable on our road, but nothing has happened since.
The race is on between UPC and Eircom for customers in Blackrock!