New partnership 'a game change' says Carnsore Broadband

Published 12/11/2016 | 00:00

SIRO, the open-access wholesale broadband provider delivering Ireland's first 100 per cent fibre-optic broadband network to 50 towns nationwide, has announced that Carnsore Broadband has become its fourth retail partner.

The new partnership is the latest example of SIRO enabling regional broadband providers to compete with national broadband retailers by powering them with its 1 Gigabit broadband network.

Carnsore Broadband originally began as a community project in Carne in 2006, before incorporating as a company to provide broadband services across Wexford.

Barry Darmody, Managing Director of Carnsore Broadband, said: 'This is a game changer for our business. There is nothing faster than the speed of light, so our customers will be guaranteed the best broadband experience in the country thanks to SIRO's 100 fibre optic network. Residents and businesses in Wexford town will be able to avail of next generation services due to SIRO's Gigabit connectivity.'

The company's business clients now include leading businesses in Wexford such as Done Deal, Hertz, Maldron Hotels & Partners and South East Radio. Carnsore Broadband's 'Flash Broadband' services will be available soon in Wexford town and in the future to residents and businesses in Gorey and Enniscorthy, as SIRO's phase one rollout continues.

Carnsore Broadband will launch a number of 100 per cent 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), with pricing from as little as €45 per month.

This will transform the internet experience of SMEs, remote workers and consumers, putting Wexford town on a par with international hubs like Tokyo and Hong Kong for broadband connectivity.

Sean Atkinson, Chief Executive of SIRO, said: 'Our partnership with Carnsore Broadband is the latest example of how SIRO is transforming the broadband experience across Ireland. Not only are we delivering Gigabit connectivity to 50 towns across the country, but we are also giving regional broadband providers like Carnsore Broadband the firepower to compete with national broadband providers.' 'As a Wexford born-and-bred company, we have seen first-hand how vital internet access has become for the personal and professional lives of everyone in the county,' said Mr Darmody.

Wexford People

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