enet brings fibre broadband to over half of Ardee businesses

enet has built a high-speed fibre broadband link direct to all businesses in Ardee town centre

Eleanor Rosney
by Eleanor Rosney on 24th September, 2015

Ardee has become Ireland’s third “fibre town” as all businesses in the town centre are now connected to the world class fibre network, according to wholesale fibre provider enet.

The €0.4 million network investment was made as part of enet’s Fibre to the Business (FTTB) project which has seen fibre delivered directly into every business in the Ardee town centre.

Ardee businesses that signed up for the new fibre broadband with Ripplecom are already experiencing the benefits of 250Mb broadband speeds.

Conor O’Brien of O’Brien’s Stationery commented: “We rely very heavily on broadband in the store to receive orders, communicate with our suppliers, and as part of our printing service. With our previous network the broadband would drop continuously and we would often have to turn away customers as a result. Now that we have switched to enet’s fibre network, we have a guaranteed fast and reliable connection.”

Ardee is the third town to benefit from enet’s world class digital infrastructure, following Claremorris and Loughrea. Activation of the fibre network in Kilkenny city is underway and enet plans for these four locations to be the first of many as part of their commitment to the provision of world class fibre optic infrastructure to regional Ireland.

Joan Martin, Chief Executive of Louth County Council stated: “Louth County Council are strong supporters of enet’s Fibre to the Business (FTTB) project, as we have recognised from an early stage its huge potential for the business community in Ardee.

This network is a priceless facility which will allow the town to position itself as a premier location for highspeed broadband services.

“Louth County Council has been supportive of this plan from day one and we were very happy to work alongside enet to ensure that the businesses of Ardee would receive world class premier broadband services, not only tremendously assisting existing businesses, but also having the potential to attract new businesses to the area.”

Conal Henry, CEO of enet, said: “Bringing broadband to rural areas is a hot topic in the telecoms industry right now, and here in enet we aren’t just talking about it - we are doing it. While many others are bringing ‘Fibre to the Slide’ we are out there bringing ‘Fibre to the Business’.

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