enet and Digiweb have signed a deal to bring fibre to 27,000 more premises
Digiweb's products will be available in the relevant towns by the end of this year.
This morning, open-access network operator enet and broadband and telephone provider Digiweb announced they have signed an agreement.
This will allow Digiweb to provide services to an additional 27,000 fibre-enabled premises in six regional towns , including Carlow Town, Castlebar, Naas, Newbridge, Portlaoise and Tralee.
This deal follows on from the partnership arrangement between enet and SIRO, which was signed in May and means that Digiweb now has access to over 65,000 fibre-enabled premises in twelve locations across the country. More are expected to become available next year.
The six new towns will be able to sign up to Digiweb’s Electric Broadband by the end of this year. There’ll be a number of fibre optic broadband packages for both residential and business customers, with speeds from 150Mbps to 1,000Mbps, and prices will start at €45 per month.
Digiweb’s Managing Director, Declan Campbell, says its customers will have a better broadband experience as a result of the enet deal, because they’ll have access to the additional SIRO infrastructure.
He added: “The introduction of our services, via this genuine fibre to the home network, will differentiate us from most of the competition immediately. Digiweb provide 100% nationwide broadband coverage and are committed to bringing real fibre broadband to homes and businesses throughout Ireland. Through this initiative, we will be able to offer our customers Gigabit broadband packages - the most powerful available.”
Meanwhile, enet’s CEO, Conal Henry, said the deal is great news for businesses and residential users in the six towns, as they’ll have “access to more choice, better reliability and faster broadband speeds” and Sean Atkinson, CEO of SIRO said that SIRO’s partnership with enet, and this deal with Digiweb illustrates how the operator is driving competition in Ireland’s broadband marketplace.
He continued: “As SIRO are rolling out a 100% fibre-optic network, we are not constrained by outdated copper technology, which means we can deliver the best broadband experience in Ireland. Together with enet, Digiweb and our other partners, we are reversing the digital divide in Ireland and future-proofing the country’s broadband needs for decades ahead.”