Siro, Ennis

Siro connects Ennis to gigabit broadband

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Pictured: Stephen O’Connor, Siro; Minister of State for Employment & Small Business Pat Breen; and Mayor of Ennis Cllr Ann Norton

12 April 2017

Ennis has become the latest town to get connected to Siro’s fibre-to-the-building broadband network, offering residents and businesses 1Gb/s connectivity.

Mayor of Ennis Cllr Ann Norton said the purpose of the event was to provide information to members of the local community and business operators on the technology involved and the benefits of fibre to Ennis. She noted that 2017 marks 20 years on from Ennis being named Ireland’s Information Age Town which “ultimately established the Clare County Capital as one of the best connected urban locations in the country.

“A lot can change in two decades,” said Cllr Norton. “Technology and the means by which we communicate with each other are constantly evolving and we welcome this investment in our town’s telecommunications infrastructure which will help our community grow and prosper.”

Stephen O’Connor, Siro director of corporate affairs, said: “Gigabit connectivity will be as transformative for Ennis as the rollout of electricity in the town.  Broadband is at the heart of everything in everyday life, whether it’s streaming a movie or selling a product to someone from the opposite corner of the globe.

“By having the same gigabit connectivity as a city like Tokyo, it means that the people of Ennis will be able to experience the latest advancements in areas like online education and entrepreneurs will be able to bring their ideas to life as they will have access to the gold standard in broadband.”

As an open access network provider Siro works with five retailer partners: Vodafone, Digiweb, Westnet, Carnsore and Skytel Broadband.

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