Conal Henry, enet

Enet ramps up broadband investment in 10 regional towns

Conal Henry, enet

3 April 2017

Enet is investing more than €5 million in broadband infrastructure to service Donegal Town, Buncrana, Ballybofey, Stranorlar, Ballyshannon, Bundoran, Cootehill, Castleblayney, Ballinasloe and Manorhamilton.

Announcing the network build, enet chairman and lead shareholder David McCourt said: “Having already invested over €100 million in the sustained development of telecoms infrastructure since we acquired enet, the construction of these ten fibre networks will further deliver affordable, state-of-the-art broadband services to businesses in regional Ireland.

“The enet board are happy with the support the Irish government has given us and we look forward to maintaining our partnership with the State, as well as continued investment in world class infrastructure in regional and rural Ireland.”

Conal Henry, CEO, enet (pictured), said: “[Our] fibredirect network will completely replace the out-of-date copper network which has reached its end of life. We’re building a broadband network to deliver real broadband.

“ComReg recently reported that there were only 7,623 premises that have a fibre service – so this investment in genuine fibre infrastructure will increase that by at least a third.”

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