SIRO has announced that Carnsore Broadband has become its fourth retail partner. Carnsore Broadband originally began as a community project in Carne in 2006, before incorporating as a company to provide broadband services across Wexford. The company’s business clients now include leading businesses in Wexford such as Done Deal, Hertz, Maldron Hotels & Partners and South East Radio. Carnsore Broadband’s ‘Flash Broadband’ services will be available soon in Wexford town and in the future to residents and businesses in Gorey and Enniscorthy, as SIRO’s phase one rollout continues.
Carnsore Broadband will launch a number of 100% fibre optic broadband packages for both residential and business customers in Wexford town, with speeds ranging from 150 Megabits per second (Mbps) to 1000 Megabits per second (1 Gbps), with pricing from €45 per month.
Commenting about the new partnership with Carnsore Broadband, Sean Atkinson, Chief Executive of SIRO, said: “Our partnership with Carnsore Broadband is the latest example of how SIRO is transforming the broadband experience across Ireland. Not only are we delivering Gigabit connectivity to 50 towns across the country, but we are also giving regional broadband providers like Carnsore Broadband the firepower to compete with national broadband providers.”
“SIRO is now on course to become the largest Fibre-to-the-Home provider in the country, helping to reverse the digital divide in Ireland. This new partnership is a key part of our ambition to become the new national telecoms infrastructure and also highlights that if we are successful in our bid for the National Broadband Plan regional broadband providers will be able to deliver future proofed broadband services to every premises in their county.”
Barry Darmody, Managing Director of Carnsore Broadband, added: “This is a game changer for our business. There is nothing faster than the speed of light, so our customers will be guaranteed the best broadband experience in the country thanks to SIRO’s 100% fibre optic network. Residents and businesses in Wexford town will be able to avail of next generation services due to SIRO’s Gigabit connectivity.”
“As a Wexford born-and-bred company, we have seen first-hand how vital internet access has become for the personal and professional lives of everyone in the county. By offering access to SIRO’s unrivalled broadband network, we will literally change people’s lives, whether it’s giving a business the foundation to grow its customer base by selling online or giving students access to the best educational resources on the internet.”
Using the existing ESB network, SIRO is delivered by fibre optic cables all the way to the building. This technology, known as Fibre-to-the-Building (FTTB), has no copper connections at any point to slow down the network and delivers 1 Gigabit download and upload speeds.
By the end of 2016, services will be live or construction work will be underway in 17 towns across the country by the end of the year – Dundalk, Cavan, Carrigaline, Sligo, Letterkenny, Tralee, Wexford, Drogheda, Westport, Portlaoise, Castlebar, Mullingar, Newbridge, Ennis, Ratheniska, Carlow and Skibbereen.
Customers interested in availing of Carnsore Broadband’s SIRO powered products should visit http://www.carnsorebroadband.com.