SIRO ANNOUNCES €6 MILLION INVESTMENT IN NEW FULL FIBRE BROADBAND NETWORK FOR CARRICKMACROSS AND MONAGHAN TOWN

28 October 2022 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By Veronica Corr

SIRO, the broadband network operator, made a presentation to Carrickmacross/ Castleblayney Municipal District on Monday morning, announcing that it is investing €6 million in the rollout of a new full fibre network to Carrickmacross and Monaghan Town. As part of the rollout, 5,300 premises in these towns can connect to SIRO’s gigabit, 100% fibre network. SIRO is targeting 2,800 premises in Monaghan and 2,500 premises in Carrickmacross, respectively.

Areas that will receive SIRO’s fibre broadband include, but will not be limited to: Carrickmacross — Alderwood, Cluain Alainn, Coill An Rí, Farney Street, The Elms, Castleblayney Road and Saint McCartan’s Villa; Monaghan Town — Drumbear Wood, Dublin Street, Tully Estate, Belgium Park, Doctor McKenna Park, Montfort and Manor Wood. Works by SIRO and its contractors on the ground commenced in Carrickmacross last month (September), with Monaghan Town set to begin in December, with works continuing into early next year. It is expected that homes and businesses will be able to connect to the network in quarter one and quarter two 2023 in Carrickmacross and Monaghan Town, respectively.

The rollout is part of SIRO’s ongoing national network expansion, where the broadband network operator is working to bring its network to 770,000 premises across 154 towns. SIRO is a joint venture between ESB and Vodafone, established in 2015. To date, the wholesale operator has connected over 450,000 premises in 75 towns. Commenting on the announcement, SIRO Chief Technology Officer Suzanne Tracy, noted: “SIRO’s announcement that we are bringing our 100% fibre broadband to Carrickmacross and Monaghan Town continues our commitment….

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