17,000 homes and business in Kildare to get access to SIRO's 1GB network
Services are already live in Newbridge, with more areas to follow
SIRO has just announced that over 17,000 homes and businesses in Kildare are to gain access to its 1,000Mbps broadband network.
The rollout will consist of 8,000 premises in Newbridge and 9,000 across Naas, Sallins, Kill and Johnstown, and will be welcome news to people in those towns who are suffering with slow broadband speeds at the moment.
Services are already live in Newbridge, and construction is underway in Naas, with services expected to go live in some areas - including Alymer Park, Monread Heights, and Woodlands East - by the end of the year.
Work will then start in Sallins, Kill and Johnstown next year and the work across the county should be completed by the end of next summer.
Kildare’s Mayor, Cllr Martin Miley, said that access to fibre broadband was “vital for boosting the local economy”, given the necessity of high speed broadband for attracting foreign direct investment.
Allan Shine, the CEO of County Kildare Chamber said: “The Chamber’s vision is to make Kildare the location of choice for existing and potential business enterprise. SIRO’s arrival will ensure that this vision is further cemented and we can continue to seek to attract businesses to invest in these towns.”
Mr Shine added that the County Kildare Chamber is still calling for more investment in broadband infrastructure to ensure that businesses become more competitive all towns in Kildare can access high quality broadband.
Using the existing ESB network, SIRO delivers fibre optic cables all the way to the building. This technology, known as Fibre-to-the-Building, delivers ‘lightning’ speeds of up to 1,000Mbps.
SIRO is offered on an open-access basis to all telecoms retailers in Ireland. Just last week, SIRO announced it has partnered with Airwire as its eighth retail partner. Partnerships are already in place with Vodafone, Digiweb, Carnsore Broadband, WestNet, Rocket Broadband, Kerry Broadband, and Sky Ireland.
SIRO’s network now covers 120,000 premises, and the company says it expects more retailers to come on board as partners, too.