Naughten confirms construction of high-speed broadband

Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that Siro is about to commence construction of high-speed broadband to homes in the housing estates in Monksland, Bealnamullia, Summerhill and Baylough in Athlone.

The roll-out of up to 1000mbps pure fibre high speed broadband by Siro, a joint venture between ESB and Vodafone, will take approximately five months to complete. This will deliver the world’s fastest broadband speeds to businesses and homes throughout the town of Athlone.

SIRO’s connectivity will allow residents and businesses to avail of broadband three times faster than the best service available in Dublin (350 Mbps ), and 10 times more powerful than the fastest average speed in Ireland.

“This is a significant boost for South Roscommon and I want to thank Siro for its commitment and investment,” stated Minister Naughten. “I am determined that every premises in Ireland will be able to access high-speed broadband as quickly as possible through a combination of commercial and state-led investment and this work by Siro will contribute significantly to achieving this.”

Work will commence next month and is part of the commercial stimulus phase of the National Broadband Plan, which is being managed by Minister Naughten’s department.

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