SIRO announces Carnsore Broadband as its fourth retail partner

Services will soon be available in Wexford town, before being rolled out further.

Maeve McLaughlin
by Maeve McLaughlin on 27th October, 2016

This morning, SIRO has announced that Carnsore Broadband has become its fourth retail partner.

Carnsore Broadband currently provides residential, business and holiday home broadband across Wexford county. The company’s business clients now include leading businesses in Wexford such as Done Deal, Hertz, Maldron Hotels & Partners and South East Radio.

Flash Broadband available soon

Soon, Carnsore Broadband will launch its Flash Broadband service in Wexford town. This will include a number of 100% fibre optic broadband packages for both residential and business customers, with speeds ranging from 150 Mbps to 1 Gbps, with pricing starting at €45 per month.

In the future, Flash Broadband will also be available to residents and businesses in Gorey and Enniscorthy, as SIRO’s phase one rollout continues.

Transforming the broadband experience

The introduction of this high-speed broadband will make a huge difference to SMEs, remote workers and consumers in Wexford.

Commenting about the new partnership with Carnsore Broadband, Sean Atkinson, Chief Executive of SIRO, said it is another 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.”

He added that this latest partnership highlights the opportunities for regional broadband providers if SIRO is successful in its bid for the National Broadband Plan.

Changing the lives of people in Wexford

It’s no surprise that Barry Darmody, Managing Director of Carnsore Broadband called the partnership with SIRO “a game changer” for his business.

He flagged the importance of internet access to the people of Wexford - as highlighted in the above video - saying: “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.”

More about SIRO

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 Gb download and upload speeds.

SIRO’s 100% fibre-to-the-building network is three times faster than the best service available in Dublin and over 10 times the best service available in the rest of Ireland.

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.