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5,000 properties in Gorey to get Virgin Media's ultrafast broadband by the end of the year

The company is also bringing free public WiFi to citizens in the town.

Good news for people in Gorey, as Virgin Media has just announced that it plans to extend its ultrafast network to up to 5,000 homes and businesses in the town by the end of this year.

Virgin Media will also introduce FREE public WiFi to citizens in Gorey so that everyone can have first-hand experience of its superfast broadband.

Earlier this year, Virgin Media was named the fastest broadband provider in Ireland for the second year running, with average speeds of 228Mbps - around three times faster than the next-fastest provider.

Work has already begun in some communities in Gorey, including Ramsgate Village, Gorey Hill, and Woodbury - residential customers signing up will be connected to full fibre broadband with entry level download speeds of 100Mbps, reaching up to 360Mbps.

“Wonderful news for Gorey residents and businesses”

Speaking about the network expansion, Virgin Media’s Vice President of Commercial, Paul Farrell, said that it proves there is “no shortage of ambition and investment” when it comes to rolling out better broadband.

He added: “We have been overwhelmed by the response from other local communities throughout Ireland and we’re thrilled to have arrived in Gorey.

“Virgin Media customers are experiencing what real superfast broadband has to offer, which is important as the demand to connect, download and play continues to grow dramatically in Irish households.”

Diarmuid Devereux, the CEO of Gorey Chamber, said: “This is wonderful news for Gorey residents and businesses. This investment by Virgin Media is a massive, and welcome, boost to our communications infrastructure.

He added that Virgin Media’s Network investment program will play an important role in ensuring Irish cities are “fully equipped to meet the challenges of the digital age in which we live”.

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