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Ireland’s Magnet Networks upgrades minimum broadband package speed to 30Mbps

Magnet Networks deliver fibre to the home broadband
Magnet Networks deliver fibre to the home broadband
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Magnet Networks deliver fibre to the home broadband
Magnet Networks deliver fibre to the home broadband

Magnet Networks has announced that it has upgraded its minimum offered broadband speed to 30Mbps, up from a previous speed of 5Mbps, and almost ten times greater than the average internet download speed of 3.34Mbps in Ireland.

The speed increase will be automatically applied for free to customers on Magnet’s 5Mbps and 10Mbps fibre broadband packages. 25Mbps and 50Mbps customers will also see their speeds increase to 60Mbps and 100Mbps respectively at no extra cost.

Mark Kellet, Magnet Networks CEO, said of the announcement,

“As the appetite for online video gathers pace and subscriptions to social networking and media sharing sites show no signs of slowing, our upgrades will make using these services much easier and less frustrating for our customers. Files to YouTube and Facebook can be uploaded in a few seconds while online videos can be watched in an instant and without any annoying buffering.”

This announcement from Magnet Networks comes as Eircom last month began ground-work on Phase 1 of its four year fibre rollout plan in parts of Cork, Donegal, Dublin, Galway, Limerick and Meath.

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