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1279188069eirngb01cEircom’s Next Generation Broadband.

Not so fast.

Alan O’Reilly writes:

So last year I made a complaint to the ASAI [Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland], this was based a long and rather annoying argument with Eircom.

In essence Eircom only advertise broadband products including bundles that are available to NGB (Next Generation Broadband) enabled Exchanges, however a large number of exchanges do not provide NGB including my Local Exchange in Tullow Co. Carlow, in response to a query from the ASAI, Eircom said that 73% of lines in their exchanges could avail of NGB and of their existing customers, 65% were within a NGB exchange.

35% of customers can’t access NGB and so can’t access any of the broadband products that Eircom advertise on their website.

So after several months the ASAI have upheld my complaint and stated that Eircom need to change how they advertise Broadband services, as of today Eircom have not made those changes.


Eircom complaint (ASAI)

(Pic: Imagenow.ie)


Alex Towers writes:

The High court just quashed the Data Protection Commissioner’s enforcement order which sought to stop Eircom’s “three strikes you’re out” policy. This means Eircom will probably continue with their policy of shutting down the internet for people who engage in digital piracy.


Eircom Boss Steps Down For ‘Personal Reasons’ (Donal O’Donovan, Irish Independent)

Meanwhile, an excellent point…



He carries all your data in his man bag.

Debuting tonight. This is the 60 second version.

Some incredible bike skillz by Eircom’s Director of WOW.

No seriously. That’s his position.

Well, at least he has a job.

Thanks Darragh Doyle

Can you name all biking locations?



4th November 2008

The Data Protection Commissioner is investigating the loss of a USB computer memory device which contained the personal details of over 800 Bank of Ireland customers. However, the bank said the customer details were stored on an unencrypted memory device, going against the bank’s policies and procedures, and that a full internal investigation is underway.

17th June 2009

A laptop computer containing bank account details of 75,000 Bord Gáis customers has been stolen in Dublin. The computer was not encrypted.

1oth February, 2012

Eircom has revealed that the personal details of 6,845 eMobile and Meteor customers and 686 Meteor staff were contained on three of its laptops that were stolen.The bank account details of 550 customers may also be at risk. Although Eircom has an encryption policy for its laptops, it is understood none of the three stolen were encrypted.


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