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4,200 Premisses in Dungarvan and Tramore Now Have High Speed Fibre Broadband

4,200 Premisses in Dungarvan and Tramore Now Have High Speed Fibre Broadband

Dungarvan & Tramore benefit from speeds of up to 100 Mb/s from open eir’s high speed broadband investment programme

Fibre broadband now available to 4,200 homes and businesses in Dungarvan and Tramore

New network offers faster broadband speeds than what is generally available in European capitals Rome and Athens

Dungarvan investment welcomed by Dungarvan and West Waterford Chamber –

Monday, 16th June, 2014: High-speed fibre broadband with speeds of up to 100 mb/s is now available in Dungarvan & Tramore as part of open eir’s €400 million investment programme to upgrade its Open Access telecommunications network for 1.4 million homes and businesses nationwide by 2016.

Towns across Ireland are benefiting from exceptional high-speed broadband surpassing speeds generally available in European capitals such as Rome and Athens.

1,500 premises in Dungarvan and 2,700 homes and businesses in Tramore have now been empowered with next generation broadband. This ongoing investment programme from open eir will ensure 38,000 premises in County Waterford will have access to the high-speed network with speeds of up to 100mb/s by end of next year.

In Dungarvan 21kms of new fibre has been installed connecting broadband cabinets at: Shandon (x2); Shandon Road; Davitts Quay; Sea Park Avenue, East Coast Road; Boreenatra, (Car park); Shopping Centre, Shandon; Lisfennel; and Friars Walk, Abbey Side. Together these cabinets enable almost 1,500 homes and businesses in Dungarvan avail of the latest fixed line broadband technology through a range of service providers. A further nine cabinets in: An Crompan Burgery; Spring Meadow, Mapestown, (Entrance); Town Court, (Entrance); Kilrush, (Roundabout); Kilminion Road; Ballinroad (Church);Cluain na Greine, Burgery; Monksfield, Clonea Road; and Tournore Court are in construction and due to go live, in some cases as early as later this month.

With 28kms of new fibre laid in Tramore, 13 fibre broadband cabinets are live in: Newtown, (Oppsite Seafield); Tramore Heights, (Right of entrance); Riverstown; Sweetbriar Lawn/Park; Cliff Road, (Oppsite Grianan House); The Racecourse, Ard na Groi; The Grotto, Marian Terrace, Kennedy Park; Meadowbrooke Estate; Pebble Beach/Drive; Monvoy Valley; Ard Haven, Springhill; Newtown Glen; Castlewoods, Ballinamona, (Entrance); and Main Drive, Newtown Park/Hill. Seaview Park; Lakelands; Westbrooke Estate (Opposite Grove Court); Main Road, Ballykinsella; Cluain Mhor, Tramore; Atlantic Coast Apartments, Promenade; Clarinwood Estate, (On ring); The Strand, Summerville aredue to go live in by the end of next month. In total 4,200 homes and businesses will benefit from the upgrade in these areas.

Speaking of open eir’s investment in high–speed broadband in Dungarvan, Jenny Beresford of Dungarvan and West Waterford Chamber of Commerce said: “We welcome open eir’s investment in a high-speed broadband network here in Dungarvan. Having access to high-speed broadband is crucial for local businesses who want to grow their revenues through online sales or make use of new cloud based software services such as data storage and customer relationship management.”

Carolan Lennon, Managing Director, open eir, the business division of eir responsible for delivering the nationwide Open Access Network upgrade said: “Last year we committed to spending €400 million on upgrading eir’s Open Access Network to bring high-speed fibre broadband to 1.4 million homes and businesses in 900 communities around the country by the end of next year. Huge progress has been made and we’re now over halfway through that programme and I’m delighted that our investment programme has now reached Dungarvan and Tramore which will bring future-proofed speeds of up to 100 mb/s to homes and businesses. Both Dungarvan and Tramore are now joining hundreds of communities from Buncrana to Bandon and from Wicklow to Westport benefiting from access to our network. We know from towns already live on the network that the availability of high-speed broadband is crucial for local businesses which want to transact online, for schools to transform the teaching and learning experience for students in the classroom and at home, to facilitate greater home working and a much broader range of entertainment options through new video on-demand and online TV services.”

 

For more information on high-speed broadband services please contact your local telecoms operator or visit fibrerollout.ie

 

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For reference:

Elaine Connery, The Reputations Agency, (01) 661 8915 or 086 412 9222

Christina Kelly 01 600 4444 or 085 171 5454

Dearbhaill Rossiter 01 600 5282 or 085 174 5284