What SIRO can do for you
SIRO is a joint venture from the ESB and Vodafone that uses the existing electricity network to provide 100% fibre broadband.
We’ve got all of the information you need on this broadband, which promises to “propel Ireland into the ranks of the world’s fastest broadband countries”.
How does SIRO broadband work?
SIRO broadband is delivered through fibre-optic cables which run alongside existing electricity connections, all the way to the building.
The technology is known as ‘Fibre to the Home’ and can deliver download and upload speeds of up to 1,000Mbps.
Where is SIRO available?
You can check availability in your area on the siro.ie website.
Who provides SIRO?
You can’t buy products directly from SIRO - it’s offered on an open-access basis to all authorised broadband providers in Ireland.
This means that you or your business can sign up to SIRO through the service providers operating in your area.
These providers offer SIRO-powered broadband:
What other broadband options are available?
If SIRO isn’t available at your location, there are plenty of alternatives out there that can still provide fast, reliable broadband.
The type of broadband you can get depends on where you live. Fibre broadband offers speeds of up to 100Mbps and is available through:
Virgin Media runs its own network and has packages available with speed of up to 500Mbps.
If fibre isn’t an option for you, you could consider ADSL broadband, mobile broadband or satellite broadband.
Of these options, ADSL will provide the most reliable connection - speeds of up to 24Mbps are available and the majority of plans have an unlimited broadband allowance.
How much do SIRO-powered broadband plans cost?
The cost of your plan will depend on which provider you go with and what ‘up to’ speed you want.
Providers offer a range of SIRO-powered plans, with up to speeds ranging from 150Mbps to 1,000Mbps.
With the majority of SIRO-powered plans, you’ll get an introductory discount for a number of months on most plans.
If you opt for one of the ‘gigabit’ plans, you’re looking at an ongoing monthly cost - after the discount - of at least €70 per month.
You can easily compare SIRO-powered broadband plans on our dedicated comparison page to find a plan that’s right for you.