Letterkenny Gigabit Town

November 17, 2017

Over 10,000 Letterkenny Homes and Businesses Now Have Access To SIRO’s Gigabit Broadband

SIRO, the wholesale broadband operator building a 100% fibre-optic broadband network in 50 towns nationwide, today announced that over 10,000 homes and businesses in Letterkenny now have access to its 1 Gigabit (1,000Mbps) broadband network, with packages already available from Vodafone and Digiweb. The company’s rollout in the town continues in response from demand from Letterkenny residents.

SIRO’s Gigabit connectivity enables Letterkenny residents and businesses to avail of broadband that is three times faster than the best service available in Dublin (350 Mbps) and 10 times more powerful than the fastest average internet speed in Ireland.

SIRO’s 100% fibre optic network is unprecedented in Ireland. Its Fibre-to-the-Building technology, with no copper at any point to slow it down, is recognised as the gold standard for broadband connectivity internationally. It is transforming the internet experience of Letterkenny, thrusting the town into the same leagues as international hubs like Hong Kong and Tokyo for broadband connectivity, creating a platform for future economic development. For context, downloading a high definition (HD) film of 4 GB (Gigabytes) with a 10 Mbps connection takes an hour – with SIRO it takes 30 seconds.

Aoife Ní Lochlainn, Public Policy Manager of SIRO said:
“We are very excited by the progress of SIRO’s roll out of 100% fibre-to-the-building broadband network to Letterkenny. There is nothing faster than the speed of light, so Letterkenny residents and businesses will be guaranteed the best broadband experience in the country thanks to SIRO’s 100% fibre optic network. This future-proofed network is a game-changer, transforming broadband in Letterkenny now and for decades into the future.”

Using the existing ESB network, SIRO delivers fibre optic cables all the way to the building. This technology, known as Fibre-to-the-Building, has no copper connections at any point to slow down the network and delivers 1 Gigabit speeds.

The SIRO network now covers 110,000 premises, with services now live or under construction in 25 towns across the country including Dundalk, Carrigaline, Sligo, Letterkenny, Tralee, Cavan, Wexford, Skibbereen, Drogheda, Mullingar, Portlaoise, Ennis, Castlebar, Westport, Limerick, Newbridge, Carlow, Swords, Balbriggan, Bray, Greystones, Athlone, Killarney, Shannon and Mallow.
SIRO is offered on an open-access basis to all telecoms retailers in Ireland. SIRO has formed partnerships with Vodafone, Carnsore Broadband, Digiweb, Rocket Broadband, Kerry Broadband and WestNet, with more retailers expected to come on board as the company drives competition in the wholesale broadband market.