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Ennis is Ireland’s latest 'gigabit town'

The town is now powered by SIRO’s 100% fibre-optic gigabit broadband network.

On Friday, Minister of State for Employment and Small Business, Pat Breen T.D. announced Ennis as Ireland’s latest ‘gigabit town’.

Residents and businesses in Ennis will now be able to avail of SIRO’s Gigabit connectivity, which means broadband speeds of up to 1,000Mbps, which is ten times more powerful than the fastest average internet speed in Ireland.

SIRO’s Fibre-to-the-Building (FTTB) technology is 100% fibre-optic, with no copper at any point to slow it down.

Last Friday’s announcement means that the internet experience of Ennis will be transformed, which will help to create a platform for future economic development in the region.

Speaking about the announcement, SIRO’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Stephen O’Connor, said that gigabit connectivity will be “as transformative for Ennis” as the rollout of electricity in the town.

He added: “Broadband is at the heart of everything in everyday life, whether it’s streaming a movie or selling a product to someone from the opposite corner of the globe.

“By having the same Gigabit connectivity as a city like Tokyo, it means that the people of Ennis will be able to experience the latest advancements in areas like online education and entrepreneurs will be able to bring their ideas to life as they will have access to the gold standard in broadband.”

Minister of State for Employment and Small Business Pat Breen T.D. spoke about the benefits of the rollout for local employment, saying: “As we have already seen, the Mid West has the fastest growing employment rate in Ireland, and I am confident that faster broadband for Clare’s county town will help to propel this momentum further.”

So far, Vodafone, Digiweb, Westnet, Carnsore and Skytel Broadband have partnered with SIRO so far and SIRO says discussions continuing with other providers.

Ennis residents or businesses who want a broadband connection powered by SIRO should contact Vodafone to discuss availability and pricing.

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