Eight Meath Towns Added To SIRO rollout

05 Feb 2019 | 12.06 pm

Eight Meath Towns Added To SIRO rollout

21,000 premises will have access to 1Gb broadband

05 Feb 2019 | 12.06 pm

Wholesale broadband provider SIRO is to add eight towns in Meath to its fibre-to-the-building network, following the success of its Navan installation.

SIRO will connect Ashbourne, Dunshaughlin, Ratoath, Trim, Dunboyne, Mornington, Laytown and Bettystown to its network, making fibre broadband available to 21,000 homes and businesses in the county.

The company, a joint venture between Vodafone and the ESB, is asking business centres in the added towns to register their interest in participating in the Gigabit Hub Initiative.

This aims to spark a digital transformation by providing Gigabit connectivity to qualifying hubs free of charge for two years. Recipients receive a 1Gb broadband connection from SIRO’s fibre optic network.

There are already ten participating Gigabit Hubs nationwide, and the aim of the initiative is to replicate the success of the Ludgate Hub in Skibbereen, which is on course to help create 500 jobs in the West Cork region over the next five years.

Build director John McManus said: “We’re delighted to broaden the scope of our rollout, with eight Meath towns added to our plans. SIRO is building Ireland’s only 100% fibre optic network, which means that anyone in Meath using our services are guaranteed the best broadband experience in the country, as there is nothing faster than the speed of light. 

“Considering the data demands in the future, due to cloud technology and online streaming services, our fibre-to-the-building network means that we are future-proofing these nine towns’ broadband needs for decades ahead.”

As a wholesale operator, SIRO has formed partnerships with 10 operators – Vodafone, Digiweb, Sky, BT, Carnsore Broadband, Rocket Broadband, Kerry Broadband, eNet, Airwire and WestNet, and its latest additions to the Meath network will provide opportunities for more broadband retailers. 




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