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Percy Ludgate

Over a century ago, a man from Skibbereen had a moment of brilliance. Percy Ludgate designed an analytical engine – a precursor to modern computing as we know it. It just goes to shows how a moment has the potential to change the world. Here, in his hometown, the Ludgate Hub now offers businesses the chance for their moment to shine. And now SIRO’s 100% fibre-to-the-building broadband brings instant connectivity to regional Ireland with speeds of 1 Gigabit per second, transforming regional Ireland’s ability to communicate and compete with urban hubs.

A beacon of innovation for rural Ireland, Skibbereen can inspire the country as an extraordinary example of a town that leads the way for digital development. Pioneering a digital revolution in Skibbereen, Ludgate@Skibbereen is a new digital initiative that launched in August 2015. Spearheaded by a group of forward thinking entrepreneurs, digital ambassadors and local business owners all with connections to West Cork, the Ludgate hub initiative is the first of its kind in rural Ireland.

Bringing to life the future of digital technology, the SIRO powered Ludgate Hub is leading the way for rural connectivity. Powered by light, SIRO’s unrivalled speed of 1 Gigabit connectivity will give the people of Skibbereen the opportunity to make many more momentous discoveries just like Percy Ludgate.