SIRO-powered broadband is among the fastest in Ireland, with gigabit speeds of up to 1,000Mbps available. This broadband is available from Digiweb, Vodafone & more, in towns across the country. The packages and plans bring fibre broadband directly to the home.
SIRO is a joint venture from the ESB and Vodafone that uses the existing electricity network to provide 100% fibre broadband.
The technology is known as ‘Fibre to the Home’ (FTTH) or ‘Fibre to the Premises’ and can deliver download and upload speeds of up to 1,000Mbps - or 1 gigabit - known as ‘lightning speed’.
Gigabit broadband is only available from a few providers in Ireland. You can’t buy products directly from SIRO, but many providers have signed contracts with SIRO so they’ll be able to offer FTTH packages to customers.
Here’s who you can get SIRO broadband through at the moment:
Meanwhile, if you currently have slow broadband and regular fibre plans are not available where you live yet, you might be happy with a 150Mbps plan - this will deliver speeds that are more than sufficient for the vast majority of internet-users.
The main advantage of gigabit broadband is obviously the speed, which is much higher than other plans available on the market. With 1,000Mbps broadband you can:
SIRO-powered broadband plans are not yet available available nationwide, but the list of counties in Ireland that it’s been rolled out to already, is growing all the time.
You can check the SIRO.ie website for more information about the roll out and which counties SIRO is coming to soon.
If you can’t get SIRO or another gigabit plan where you live just yet, don’t worry - there are plenty of alternatives out there that can still provide fast, reliable broadband, for example:
The exact package and type of broadband you can get will depend on where you live, so the best bet would be to compare broadband deals in your area in order to find the package that suits you best.