Broadband network operator SIRO has announced it is rolling out its full fibre network to over 70,000 homes and businesses across Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown at a cost of €50 million, with works expected to be completed by 2024. The works will offer homes and businesses the opportunity to avail of full fibre networks and higher connectivity speeds across the area.
Frank Curran, Chief Executive, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council welcomed SIRO’s investment and said, “in an increasingly digitised world, SIRO’s planned fibre broadband rollout is a most welcome development in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown. This type of high-speed connectivity infrastructure directly affects thousands of homes and businesses in a very positive way. We look forward to working with SIRO to ensure this project is brought to fruition for everyone’s benefit.”
Elected representatives and public officials at dlr were briefed by Senior SIRO representatives who set out the company’s plans for rolling out its network to areas within the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown local authority area.
Key areas targeted by SIRO include Dún Laoghaire town, Foxrock, Blackrock, Stillorgan, Cabinteely, Deansgrange, Carrickmines, Dundrum, Ballinteer, Sandyford, Killiney and Shankill. In total, SIRO is targeting to reach over 70,000 premises – residential and commercial – within its network footprint.
SIRO CEO John Keaney noted, “poor broadband is not exclusively a regional issue. Anyone who lives in or runs a business in our capital and its suburbs can also face connectivity issues. SIRO is working to address this issue, giving residents and businesses of South County Dublin access to world class broadband. This announcement sets out our intent for areas in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown over the next two years.”
SIRO’s contracting partners on the project include Gaeltec, Richard Nolan Civil Engineering, and TLI, with approximately 250 people engaged in the construction works over the course of the network build.