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Fibre broadband now available to 4,200 homes and businesses in Kilcock and Maynooth

Fibre broadband now available to 4,200 homes and businesses in Kilcock and Maynooth

Kilcock and Maynooth latest to benefit fromspeeds 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 Kilcock and Maynooth

New Open Access Network offers broadband speeds to over 37,000 premises in County Kildare faster than what is generally available in European capitals Rome and Athens

–       Latest investment in Kilcock welcomed by Kilcock Enterprise Group –

Monday, 30th June, 2014: High-speed fibre broadband with speeds of up to 100 mb/s is now available in Kilcock and Maynooth 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.

The Kildare towns will join others across Ireland benefiting from exceptional high-speed broadband surpassing speeds generally available in European capitals such as Rome and Athens.

3,120 premises in Maynooth and 1,070 homes and businesses in Kilcock have now been empowered with next generation broadband joining areas like Leixlip, Newbridge, Kildare Town, Naas, Athy and Celbridge which have a total of 37,000 premises able to benefit from high-speed broadband in the county. This ongoing investment programme in a further 26 locations across Kildare including: Straffan, Ballymore Eustace, Castledermot, Moone and Rathmore will ensure over 64,000 premises in County Kildare will have access to open eir’s high-speed Open Access Network with speeds of up to 100mb/s by the end of next year.

With 19 kms of new fibre laid in Maynooth, 16 fibre broadband cabinets are live in: Carton Court; Kingsbry Estate; Rail Park; Rockfield Gardens; Griffinrath Hall; Dublin Road (Opposite Tesco); Dillon’s Row, (Carton Square); Pound Lane; Leinster Park (Garda Station); Double Lane; Beaufield Crescent; Robinsons Farmhouse, Crinstown; Leinster Wood, South Carton House; Kilcloon (Opposite Church); The Avenue, Moyglare Hall; and Kilcock Road (Opposite Dunnes Stores) bringing speeds of up to 100 mb/s to 3,110 premises in the town.

Areas in Maynooth in which cabinets are currently in build include: Straffan Wood/Green; Newtown Court; Castledawson, Ashley Grove; and at Maynooth Business Campus two cabinets aredue to go live in the coming months.

In Kilcock 10 kms of new fibre has been installed connecting broadband cabinets at: Courtown Park; Brayton Park; Courtown Road, (Clane motorway flyover); Highfield Park; Rochford Rise/Bakers Walk which are all now enabled for high-speed broadband. Both Church Lane, The Square and Church Street will be live by end of July. Together these cabinets enable almost 1,170 homes and businesses in Kilcock avail of the latest fixed line broadband technology through a range of service providers.

Three further Kilcock cabinets in Newtown Hall, Ashley Grove; The Avenue, Moyglare Hall; Moyglare, Kilcock Road will all become live in July serving an additional 610 premises.

Further cabinets in: Royal Meadows, 2 at Chambers Park; Rye Abbey, Connaught Street, and 2 at Ryebridge Avenue are in construction and due to go live, in the coming months.

In total 7,300 homes and businesses in Kilcock and Maynooth will benefit from the upgrade in these areas when fully complete.

Speaking after a presentation by open eir on its investment in high–speed broadband organised by Kilcock Enterprise Group, Sean Browne, Chair of the Enterprise Group said: “It was great to get an update from open eir’s team on its investment in a high-speed broadband network here in Kilcock and details of the areas that are currently live with speeds of up to 100 mb/s and the timelines for delivery of the next phase of the upgrade. 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 Kilcock and Maynooth which will bring future-proofed speeds of up to 100 mb/s to homes and businesses. Both Kilcock and Maynooth 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