SIRO is bringing Gigabit broadband to Kilkenny City
Speeds of up to 1,000Mbps will be available when the rollout concludes.
Today, SIRO announced that its Fibre-to-the-Building rollout in Kilkenny has commenced in the Lintown, Lakeview and Johnswell Road areas.
When construction is completed approximately 12,800 homes and business premises in Kilkenny will have access to SIRO’s network, which is 100% fibre-optic, with no copper at any point to slow it down, and speeds of up to 1,000Mbps.
SIRO is an open access wholesale provider, which means that - once the service goes live at the end of the year - customers will be able to purchase broadband services from one of SIRO’s retail partners, such as Digiweb or Vodafone.
“Kilkenny City will experience the latest advances in online education and entertainment”
Speaking about the rollout, SIRO’s Aoife Ni Lochlainn said SIRO is delighted to be bringing 100% fibre optic broadband to the people of Kilkenny City.
She added: “The internet is now at the centre of our lives, whether it’s talking to our loved ones overseas, streaming movies, or selling products to the farthest corners of the globe.
“Having the same Gigabit connectivity as a city like Tokyo means that Kilkenny City will experience the latest advances in online education and entertainment, with local Kilkenny entrepreneurs and businesses able to bring their ideas to life, trading effortlessly around the world.”
The SIRO network now covers 100,000 premises, with services now live or under construction in 25 towns across the country including Dundalk, Carrigaline, Sligo, Letterkenny, Tralee, Cavan, Wexford, Skibereen, Drogheda, Mullingar, Portlaoise, Ennis, Castlebar, Westport, Limerick, Newbridge, Carlow, Swords, Balbriggan, Bray, Greystones, Athlone, Killarney, Shannon and Mallow.
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