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SIRO Announces Rocket Broadband As Its Fifth Retail Partner for Its 100% Fibre-Optic Gigabit Broadband Network

SIRO, the open-access wholesale broadband provider, delivering Ireland’s first 100% fibre-optic broadband network to 50 towns nationwide, has announced that Rocket Broadband has become its fifth retail partner. Rocket Broadband has provided broadband services in Wexford since 2006, serving over 5,000 customers in the county. The partnership is the latest example of SIRO enabling regional broadband providers to compete with national telecoms companies, by powering them with its 1 Gigabit broadband network.

Rocket Broadband will launch 100% fibre-optic broadband packages for both residential and business customers in Wexford town, with speeds ranging from 150 Megabits per second (Mbps) to 1000 Megabits per second (1 Gbps), priced from as little as €45 per month. The company opted to partner with SIRO because of the level of demand from their existing customer base for access to high speed broadband services and due to SIRO’s position as the largest Fibre-to-the-Building provider in Ireland.

Commenting on the announcement, Ronan Whelan, Commercial Director of SIRO, said:

“We’re delighted to unveil Rocket Broadband as our latest partner, enabling residents and businesses in Wexford town to experience SIRO’s Gigabit connectivity, which is three times as powerful as the market leading service in Dublin and 10 times as powerful as the market leading service in rural Ireland. As our fifth retail partner, the Rocket Broadband partnership is also indicative of the high level of demand from telecoms companies for an alternative national broadband infrastructure.”

“With more people using our 100% fibre-optic network than any other alternative service in the country, we are having a transformative effect in the towns that we are live in already, as exemplified by the Ludgate Hub whose Gigabit connectivity is already delivering results in the West Cork region. Now thanks to Rocket Broadband, we’re putting Wexford town on a par with leading international hubs like Tokyo or Hong Kong. As a result, local businesses will be able to compete online with any rival company and young people can dream up and create the next Facebook or Google right here in the town.”

Garrett McElroy, General Manager of Rocket Broadband, added:

“Our customers will now be guaranteed the best broadband in the country, delivered at the speed of light, using SIRO’s 100% fibre-optic network. Rather than having to invest millions in building our own fibre network, we now have access to the best technology in the country, which gives us a great opportunity to attract new customers.”

“As SIRO’s 100% fibre-optic broadband network is future proofed, it’s the only broadband service people in Wexford town will ever need. With no copper connections at any point to slow down the network, we’re in a position to deliver incredible speeds and reliability.”

To see what SIRO will mean to the people of Wexford, watch their reaction here.