UPC / MONOPOLOY
I have just learned from the home phone TV and internet company MAGNET that, in order to provide me with their phone and internet service they cannot use the fibre optic cables which UPC recently installed on my property. They instead have to use the Eircom cables which provide a similar but less efficient service at a higher cost. Why is this? Why do UPC have a monopoly on their cables making it so that, I cannot now choose which company I want to do business with? And judging from the number of complaints I have read on consumer user sites, I certainly do not wish to do business with them. This couples with the fact that, if I do sign up for any of the services they now provide since the intallation of their cables, I also agree to giving them unlimited access to my property at all times and without having to seek my permission.