AT&t will offer unlimited broadband for Irish customers, it has announced.
The internet provider, which is one of the world’s biggest, will offer up to 12Mbps speeds for the first time in the country.AT&T said the move would allow customers to access the internet at home and at work.
The carrier is a US company, and its fibre network is built in Australia.AT &T has a contract with the Irish Government to provide internet access to the country for $70 a month.
The Government has been seeking approval for the rollout for about five years and the company has had some difficulties securing funding.
However, it is understood that the deal will come into effect as soon as AT&t delivers the necessary equipment to Ireland.
The company’s broadband rollout is also being overseen by the Irish Information Technology Commission (IITC).
Last year, AT& and the Irish government reached a deal to allow for fibre optic network upgrades to the copper network.
AT&& ;t said it had agreed to upgrade the network to allow its internet service to be “more easily delivered”.
The company is not required to upgrade to its fibre broadband service.