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No NGB in Tralee Town yet?!

22.03.2012 14:27 #121
Verified representative
Originally posted by Obecny
Is there any chance that regular broadband 3Mb or 7Mb (depend of the line) will be unlimited ? just wonder because 30GB or 50GB of data with netflix, yt and few more service would be a problem!



Hi Obecny,

Thanks for your query. I don't have any further information on whether standard broadband packages will have unlimited usage in the near future.

Currently there are no charges applied for going over these caps on eircom's standard broadband packages (Home plus (3Mb), or Home advanced (7Mb). That is, it is free to download or stream your movie on Netflix. This is obviously subject to fair usage and no overall abuse of the system. In general terms, you should be able to watch or stream movies, music /or football matches with out the worry of your download cap.

Be aware though that eircom reserve the right to charge for excess usage for those packages (As per broadband terms and conditions). Please also note there may be some cases with customers who continually exceed the usage, may be sent out warning letters warning that the usage is to high and may be charged excess usage if the usage pattern continues.


Best wishes,
Ant
Last edited by eircom: Ant: 22.03.2012 at 14:27. Reason: type
30.04.2012 14:25 #122
Hello,

If line Attenuation is 62/31 db with 1Mbps service, will the line be able to handle NGB? I believe we are 3km from Oakpark exchange and have not been switched over as of yet.
30.04.2012 16:37 #123
Verified representative
Originally posted by daelight
Hello,

If line Attenuation is 62/31 db with 1Mbps service, will the line be able to handle NGB? I believe we are 3km from Oakpark exchange and have not been switched over as of yet.


Thanks for your post daelight,

This attenuation is quite high, lower is always better. It's possible your phoneline will be able to handle *NGB, though the line would first need to be tested by eircom engineers. If you're 2.5KM or more from the exchange if will impact on your ability to avail of faster broadband speeds than 1Mb. In many similar cases this type of local loop would be considered as 'Amber' or extended reach.

*NGB, or Next Generation Broadband, is essentially fibre powered broadband, which guarantees consistent download speeds, whatever time of the day, even at peak times. NGB is a free upgrade and is set-up as 'up to' *8Mb (or 'up to'*24Mb in cases).

ADSL is rate adaptive based technology, which means that your broadband connection speed is governed by the distance from your premises to the exchange.. Upgrading to NGB won't change the distance or what your broadband connection pre-qualifies for.



Best wishes,
Ant
Last edited by eircom: Ant: 01.05.2012 at 15:55. Reason: type
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30.04.2012 17:16 #124
Originally posted by daelight
Hello,

If line Attenuation is 62/31 db with 1Mbps service, will the line be able to handle NGB? I believe we are 3km from Oakpark exchange and have not been switched over as of yet.



http://www.kitz.co.uk/adsl/max_speed_calc.php

That says you'd only ever get a max of just under 2 Meg if you put in the 62 as your downstream attenuation.
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01.05.2012 05:31 #125
Appreciate the fast replies from both Ant@eircom and NeitherJohn - will have a word with local Eircom people if an engineer can take a look. Our area is boarder line of fixed and wireless coverage but at least NGB is in the Tralee area at last.
01.05.2012 19:09 #126
Originally posted by daelight
.. but at least NGB is in the Tralee area at last.


But Eircom have no plans to roll out the service to Mounthawk or Killerisk in the near future.:( These areas are part of the populated Tralee urban district not some remote rural backwaters.

Mounthawk
08.05.2012 12:50 #127
Monthawk,,

In that case ... * facepalm *

That is a shame. Unless WiMAX / LTE can be viable to hardwire broadband in Ireland. If Eircom get some real investment from a new owner?
10.07.2012 17:50 #128
Originally posted by daelight
Monthawk,,

In that case ... * facepalm *

That is a shame. Unless WiMAX / LTE can be viable to hardwire broadband in Ireland. If Eircom get some real investment from a new owner?


Folks, any recommendation regarding broadband in south listellick area? Thanks
11.07.2012 13:30 #129
Verified representative
Originally posted by Cam2012
Folks, any recommendation regarding broadband in south listellick area? Thanks



Hi Cam2012,

Thanks for your post.

Can you PM me a local phone number in your area and I will check what exchange your nearby.

It's possible your either on Tralee or Ardfert, though the map is showing you could be over 3KM away in South Listellick.

Best regards,
Ant
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22.07.2012 19:31 #130
Just PM you the local tel number.

Best wishes
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