SIRO, the broadband network operator, has confirmed it will bring its’ network to the towns of Thurles, Nenagh and Tipperary as part of its ongoing roll out across County Tipperary.
In Thurles and Nenagh, SIRO will connect over 7, 000 premises to high quality fibre broadband. The roll out in Thurles is on track to be completed during Q4 2023, with Nenagh following thereafter. The operator is also targeting 2,250 premises in Tipperary town for late 2023/early 2024.
The addition of Thurles, Nenagh and Tipperary town to the SIRO network, will add to broadband operator’s existing significant footprint in the county.
SIRO’s full fibre broadband network is already available in the towns of Clonmel, Cashel and Roscrea. However, additional build works will also take place in Cashel to reach further premises in the town.
To date, SIRO have invested over €20 million in bringing world-class connectivity to Tipperary towns. Once the additional towns are connected, SIRO’s full fibre broadband network will be available to over 50,000 Tipperary residents.
The announcement on Thurles, Nenagh and Tipperary town was made by senior SIRO management at a Presentation to the Elected Members of Tipperary County Council, which took place in the Civic Offices in Clonmel.
SIRO’s roll-out of a full fibre broadband network in Tipperary is part of the company’s ongoing network expansion, targeting 770,000 premises in 154 towns and cities across Ireland. To date, almost 500,000 premises nationally in 130 towns and cities can access SIRO’s network.
Commenting on the announcement, SIRO CEO, John Keaney said, “SIRO’s ongoing roll out in County Tipperary demonstrates our commitment to delivering high quality, fast, resilient and future proofed fibre broadband. Thurles is now SIRO’s fourth town in Tipperary to receive our full fibre connection, making the town a more attractive place to invest in, work, and live in. Overall, once build works are complete SIRO’s network will be available in six Tipperary towns.”
“SIRO’s broadband enables businesses to migrate their systems online, utilise the full potential of cloud and digital technology, all while ensuring that customers and employees have a seamless, online experience. Thurles, Nenagh and Tipperary town as well as all other SIRO towns in Tipperary, will have access to speeds of up 2 Gigabit for homes and up to 10 Gigabits for enterprise connections.”
Welcoming SIRO, Councillor Roger Kennedy, Cathaoirleach of Tipperary County Council said, “we are delighted to see the further expansion of SIRO’s full fibre broadband network across a number of towns in County Tipperary. As the digital economy grows, we must ensure that its opportunities and benefits are felt in every town, village and outlying rural area in our county. We need a digital infrastructure that supports business transformation and connected communities and one that provides nationwide coverage with sufficient capacity to ensure that data can flow at the volume, speed and reliability required to meet the demands of modern life.”
Welcoming SIRO’s announcement, Joe MacGrath, Chief Executive of Tipperary County Council said, “the expansion of SIRO’s Full Fibre broadband network is welcome news for the County. We believe that, by promoting the digital agenda through a dynamic workforce and enhanced infrastructure, we can secure sustainable economic growth and prosperity into the future.”
“Secure, high quality, universal digital connectivity is central to realising economic, social and environmental opportunities. This includes enabling greater remote working; new job opportunities; new markets and customers for businesses; more efficient and accessible public services; more flexible working; contributing to the reinvigoration of our towns and villages. Digital technologies can also have an important role to play in reducing energy and resource use and enabling decarbonisation.”
Source: Tipperary County Council