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SIRO statement re National Broadband PlanJuly 7, 2016

SIRO can confirm it has been shortlisted as part of the National Broadband Plan (NBP) tender process by the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (DCENR.) As one of the shortlisted candidates we look forward to participating in the dialogue phase with DCENR.
Using the existing ESB infrastructure, which connects every home in the country, SIRO is building a 100% fibre optic broadband network delivering 1,000Mbps (1 Gigabit) in 50 regional Irish towns.

SIRO’s ambition is to extend this network, as part of the Government’s National Broadband Plan, to deliver a Gigabit society in Ireland and reverse the digital divide in rural areas. A 100% fibre network caters for current broadband demands and is also easily scalable (e.g to 10 Gbps) to meet future consumer and business needs. This scalability is a key requirement of the NBP.

SIRO is an open access network which means customers will get best in class broadband and also greater choice of services delivered by multiple retailers.

SIRO’s shareholders both have a proud record of infrastructural investment and delivery in Ireland.