Esat BT has attacked Eircom's introduction of a new DSL service in Ireland as anti-competitive because the incumbent did not offer a wholesale version before its launch.

Eircom said today that it will introduce a new mass market, low-cost broadband DSL service from March 2003. With an intended monthly charge of €45 per month (excluding VAT & line rental) for access speeds of up to 512kbs, it is half the cost of similar speed DSL offerings from Esat BT. The minimum speed of Eircom's new product will be 256kbs.

Would you like to know more? I guess this explains all the Eircom engineers at work around my area, looks like I may finally get to bury my V90 modem after all.