Enet brings fibre broadband to North Kerry

Conal Henry, enet
Conal Henry, enet

MAN operator delivers 1Gb/s fibre-to-the-home connectivity

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21 October 2016 | 0

Open access broadband network provider is continuing to roll out its 1Gb/s fibre-to-the-home broadband network, so far connecting more than 350 premises in North Kerry. Of this 95% are residential. The network was launched in January 2016 following a €650,000 investment.

As part of the installation process, enet built 25km of network, which was a mixture of newly constructed and re-used third party infrastructure.  There are currently six retail service providers: Bbnet, eir, Kernet, Kerry Broadband, Permanet and Ripplecom, offering broadband services over enet’s network.

Conal Henry, chief executive, enet, (pictured) said: “From the outset, enet wanted to demonstrate its expertise and capability to deliver fibre-to-the-home in rural Ireland. At the start of 2016, we focused on a showcase project in Kerry and in over nine months we have delivered on our promise to residential and business customers. Instead of talking about fibre-to-the-home, our team has built a fibre infrastructure and showed a real understanding of what it takes to stimulate demand locally.”

Enet operates a nationwide fibre infrastructure including the State’s Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs), as well as one of the largest fixed wireless networks in the country. The company’s network coverage represents a single, integrated, nationwide platform and makes it easier and cost-effective for over 60 different telecoms carriers to offer world class broadband to over 600,000 individuals, homes and businesses across the country.

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