UTV steals the march on the competition .... AGAIN .....
Two companies have announced their intention to launch flat rate internet access, or FRIACO, products on Friday.
Eircom says it will launch a wholesale product on Friday, which will allow its retail division, as well as other operators, to launch flat rate internet access products. The wholesale rate will be €14,780 per port per year.
The company says its retail division will 'shortly' announce details of packages for residential and business users
UTV Internet has also announced two new flat rate internet access products, which will be available from Friday.
The company says both are available throughout Ireland to residential and business users and include all call charges.
UTVip Lite offers 30 hours internet access per month for €9.99 a month, while UTVip XL gives at least 180 hours access for €24.95 a month.
Today's moves coincide with regulatory initiatives which clear the way for flat rate, or FRIACO, services in Ireland.