Athlone, Mullingar, and Longford are to be included in the first phase of Ireland’s first 100 per cent fibre-to-the-building broadband network, offering speeds from 200 Mbps to 1000 Mbps to 500,000 premises in 50 regional towns.
That’s according to Fine Gael TD for Longford-Westmeath, Gabrielle McFadden.
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Alex White unveiled SIRO as the new brand of ESB and Vodafone Ireland’s fibre broadband joint venture company.
It is expected that this phase will be fully rolled out by the end of 2018.
“This is a very positive development that will drive welcome competition in the market and much-needed investment in broadband infrastructure across the country,” said Deputy McFadden.
“SIRO, backed by Vodafone and ESB, is investing €450 million in building Ireland’s first 100 per cent fibre-to-the-building broadband network, offering speeds from 200 Mbps to 1000 Mbps to 500,000 premises in 50 regional towns, revolutionising the broadband market in Ireland.”
“These developments are part of the National Broadband Plan, which is in the process of delivering high speed broadband to every home, school, and business in Ireland, regardless of its location.”