Promotional poster of Digiweb bringing SIRO Gigabit Broadband to Limerick. Picture courtesy of Digiweb.
Over 16,500 Limerick City Homes and Businesses Now Have Access to SIRO Gigabit Broadband
Digiweb is an Irish born company that has slowly but surely been expanding since it first started in 1997 and today they are rated the top business by customers in the Internet Provider category, ranked by TrustScore.Digiweb provides nationwide broadband access, enterprise data networks, data centre services, managed services and telephony to residential, business and public sector customers. Since its partnership with SIRO, it has launched a number of 100% fibre optic packages in Limerick for residential customers.
SIRO, the wholesale broadband operator building a 100% fibre-optic broadband network in 50 towns nationwide, announced that over 16,500 homes and businesses in Limerick City now have access to its 1 Gigabit (1,000Mbps) broadband network, with packages already available from Digiweb.
The company’s rollout in the city continues in response to demand from Limerick City residents, with SIRO representatives TLI currently liaising with residents and businesses about the ongoing construction in Dooradoyle, Raheen, Castletroy, Annacotty, Garryowen, Rhebogue, Ballinacurra, Caherdavin, and Moyross.
SIRO’s Gigabit connectivity enables 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 Fibre-to-the-Building technology is recognised as the gold standard for broadband connectivity internationally.
The company has been transforming the internet experience of Limerick, thrusting the city 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.
Stephen O’Connor, SIRO’s Director of Corporate Affairs, said: “We are very excited by the progress of SIRO’s roll out of 100% fiber-to-the-building broadband network in Limerick city. There is nothing faster than the speed of light, so Limerick residents and businesses will be guaranteed the best broadband in the country thanks to SIRO’s 100% fibre optic network. TLI, who are our representatives in Limerick, is currently calling to a number of residents and businesses to inform about the ongoing works as we aim to complete construction on our future-proofed broadband network, which will transform the broadband experience in Limerick 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.
SIRO is a joint venture of ESB and telecoms which is investing €450 million in building Ireland’s first 100% Fibre-to-the-Building broadband network, offering a 1 Gigabit (1,000 Mb) internet connection to 500,000 premises in fifty towns using the existing ESB infrastructure.
The SIRO network has reached 150,000 homes and businesses across 35 towns to date and is available to customers via 8 retail partners. SIRO is revolutionising the broadband market with technology, which is the first of its kind in Ireland and is addressing the digital divide between towns and cities.
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