45,000 rural broadband customers face €180 price hike

Around 45,000 rural broadband customers are about to be hit with a price hike of €180.

The Irish Independent said a government subsidy paid to Three is about to expire, meaning rural broadband customers will be hit with a double whammy - a 75% price increase and a slowdown in service.

The counties most affected are Galway, Mayo, Cork and Kerry.

Technology editor with the Independent group Adrian Weckler said a scheme where the Government paid Three €80m to set up broadband networks in black spots ends at the end of August.

He said Three Ireland had confirmed it would be raising prices given the scheme is ending.

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