SIRO has fully completed its rollout of lightning-speed broadband in Skibbereen

The town is now linked to SIRO's Fibre-to-the-Building technology.

Maeve McLaughlin
by Maeve McLaughlin on 11th November, 2016

This morning, SIRO announced that it has fully completed its rollout in Skibbereen, linking the town to its 100% Fibre-to-the-Building (FTTB) broadband network.

This follows the announcement last week that SIRO is now delivering Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) to over 36,500 premises.

Today’s milestone will see services available to an additional 1,500 homes and businesses in Skibbereen from broadband retailers later this year.

“The SIRO rollout will have a big impact on Skibbereen”

Speaking about the rollout, Sean Atkinson, CEO of SIRO, said: “Fast and reliable broadband is transforming the modern economy and can play a significant role in revitalising communities by opening up new markets for local businesses, allowing residents to remotely work from home and take advantage of all the digital services available in education, healthcare and entertainment.”

He said that the SIRO rollout will have as big an impact on Skibbereen as rural electrification did, and will change “how people live and work forever”.

He added: “As our 100% fibre optic broadband network, powered entirely by light, is different and better than any other technology, we have future-proofed Skibbereen’s broadband needs for decades ahead.”

About SIRO

SIRO’s 100% fibre optic broadband network is powered by light, with no copper connection at any point in the network and delivers 1 Gigabit download and upload speeds.

SIRO offers a wholesale open access network meaning that it will be available to all telecoms operators in Ireland to resell to their customers, giving people value and choice.

Four retailers – Vodafone, Digiweb, Westnet and Carnsore Broadband – have already signed up to make broadband services powered by SIRO available.

National Digital Week

National Digital Week is currently taking place in Skibbereen, with 1,600 entrepreneurs, digital marketers and technology enthusiasts in attendance .

SIRO is powering the event, with all attendees able to experience Gigabit connectivity.