About open eir
Since 2013 our teams have worked every single day to lay thousands of kilometres of fibre cable across Ireland, transforming broadband connectivity for over 1.6 million homes and businesses.
We’ve witnessed how our ambition to connect Ireland has enhanced and empowered so many peoples’ lives.
From the Donegal accountant who no longer has to leave home to attend weekend lectures in Galway, to the school in Wexford now teaching autistic children using iPads, to the part-time Mayo farmer monitoring his cattle on his iPhone, to the IT worker living remotely in Ireland while his colleagues and customers are in London.
These stories, and the many more you can view on this website, have been shared with us by people benefiting directly from our strategic investment in the nation’s communications infrastructure.
In 2017 we commenced our most ambitious project yet – to connect a further 300,000 homes in rural Ireland to fibre broadband by the end of 2018. This massive network investment will help transform hundreds of small communities –enabling remote delivery of health, home security and education services, and access to world class entertainment.
It will provide seamless connectivity with loved ones and the means to market and sell to people all over the world. Farming stands to be revolutionised with dynamic new applications in farm management, and at a time of increasing city congestion and spiralling house prices, thousands will be free to choose where they work and live, helping to underpin the rural economy and to secure the future of our rural communities.
This transformation makes everyone in open eir proud of the role that we are playing in connecting Ireland. For our part we will continue to work hard on the immensely complex and challenging rollout of rural fibre.
We will continue to actively participate in the National Broadband Plan to ensure no area of Ireland gets left behind. And we look forward to a day when everyone in Ireland is truly connected – to their work, to their friends and family and to the things that matter most to them, no matter where they live.