This week, we are delighted to announce we are rolling out a full fibre broadband network to three towns across County Offaly in 2023.
This stage of our network roll-out and significant investment in the county, was announced as part of a formal presentation on Monday, to Offaly County Councillors and Council officials at a meeting in Clara.
Our build works are underway in Tullamore where 600 premises can already access SIRO fibre broadband.
Where is SIRO rolling out in Offaly?
The roll out will include 9,000 homes and businesses across Tullamore, Edenderry and Birr, as part of our full fibre broadband roll out. Build works are already commenced in Edenderry also, with network roll-out in Birr expected to start late 2023 and into 2024.
The full fibre roll out in Tullamore will cover 4,500 premises, whereas Edenderry will cover 2,400 premises and Birr will cover 2,300 premises.
What areas in Tullamore will SIRO cover?
Areas within Tullamore that will be covered under our full fibre roll out include (but are not limited to): Oakfield, Limefield, Chancery Park Road, Clonminch Wood, Hophill, Charleville Road, Marian Place, Carraig Cluain, Eiscier End Road, Clontarf Road, Thornsberry Estate, O’Molloy Street.
What areas in Edenderry will SIRO cover?
Areas within Edenderry that will be covered under SIRO’s full fibre roll out include (but are not limited to): The Sycamores, The Park, Killane Heights, Castleview Park, Kileden Lawn, Rectory Meadows, Assumption Road, Gilroy Avenue, Woodfield, Glenn na Carraige, Carrickhall Lane, Coneyburrow.
What areas in Birr will SIRO cover?
Areas within Birr that will be covered under SIRO’s full fibre roll out include (but are not limited to): Meadowville, Meadow Brook, John’s Place, Connaught Street, Sandymount View, Compton Row, Hollypark Drive, High Street, Main Street, Demesne View, Fairview, Burke’s Hill, Woodlane.
Our roll-out of a full fibre broadband network in Offaly is part of the company’s ongoing network expansion, targeting 770,000 premises in 154 towns and cities across Ireland. To date, over 490,000 premises nationally in 130 towns and cities can access SIRO’s network.
Our full fibre network offers speeds of up to 2 gigabit per second for homes, and up to 10 gigabits for enterprise connections.
Who is SIRO?
SIRO is a joint venture company between ESB and Vodafone, founded in 2015, focused on delivering full fibre broadband to Ireland’s towns and cities. SIRO’s fibre broadband network is built on the ESB electricity infrastructure, trusted for its reliability and resilience. Overall, the company is investing more than €1 billion in delivering high speed, future proofed broadband across Ireland.
Commenting on the announcement, SIRO CEO, John Keaney, said:
“SIRO’s announcement of the addition of three Offaly towns to our broadband network means that these key regional towns can now experience the transformative effect that SIRO’s full fibre broadband can have on a community.
“It means that these places instantly become a more attractive place to do business, work flexibly, and live as they become more connected with a high quality, fibre broadband.
“The need for reliable, high quality, fibre connectivity grows each day as businesses operate using cloud technology, employees host meetings virtually, and more businesses use contactless and card payment methods each day. Up to access to fast and reliable broadband connectivity can be a pain point for business and consumers when using the latest technologies. However, full fibre broadband reduces these pain points.”
Offaly County Council CEO Anna Marie Delaney, welcoming SIRO’s rollout in County Offaly, noted:
“Connectivity is at the heart of how we live today. High quality broadband is central to how individuals, communities and businesses now communicate, learn or work each day. Having access to SIRO’s full fibre network within the county will support economic development, investment into the county and job creation.
“SIRO’s fibre broadband network will be an important addition for the county’s long-term growth and development and align with the Council broader economic growth strategy. It will sustain employment locally but also underpin the creation of the jobs of the future, particularly as digital technologies become ever more critical to so many business sectors based in Offaly”.
SIRO is a wholesaler, and its broadband service is available to order from the following retailers in Offaly: Vodafone, Sky, Airwire, Pure, Digiweb, Fastcom, and Viatel, with more becoming available as the roll-out progresses.