First rural FTTH locations announced

First rural FTTH locations announced

open eir today announced further details of its deployment of high speed broadband in rural Ireland that will offer speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps.

100,000 Rural Homes and Businesses to get Broadband Speeds of up to 1Gbps in the Next 12 Months

open eir today announced further details of its deployment of high speed broadband in rural Ireland that will offer speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps (1 Gbps). In the next twelve months, 100,000 homes and businesses across 200 communities in all 26 counties will be able to access the fastest broadband speeds in Ireland. Preparation work is already underway in some areas with tree trimming now complete in a number of locations, clearing the way for spans of new fibre cables to be installed alongside the existing roadside telecommunications infrastructure. Today’s announcement is part of the commitment the company made in June 2015 to extend the footprint of high speed broadband to a further 300,000 homes and businesses to reach a total of 1.9 million premises by the end of 2020. 1.4 million homes and businesses can already access high speed broadband in Ireland and the company remains on target to reach 1.7 million premises by this time next year.

Commenting on the announcement, Carolan Lennon, Managing Director open eir said:

“We are the only provider with a truly national plan to connect rural communities across Ireland to high speed broadband. We already provide the fastest broadband speeds in the country and we are now extending those speeds beyond the town. Last June, we committed to extend the reach of our commercial rollout as far as possible. Our announcement today is testament to our on-going support of the economic recovery and rejuvenation of rural Ireland using best in class technology.”


First locations to be reached as part of rural 300,000 roll out.

Work to be completed by March 2017:

Carlow: 690 Cavan: 1,950 Clare: 1,330
 Tullow; Milford  Virginia; Blacklion; Cavan  Cratloe; Lisdoonvarna; Carron;
Inagh; Ennis
 Cork: 5,440 Donegal: 14,240  Dublin: 3,630
Cobh; Midleton; Youghal; Blarney; Carrigtwohill; Crosshaven; Ringaskiddy; Macroom West; Whitegate; Ballyclough; Kildorrery; Ballincollig; Carrigaline Donegal; Ballybofey; Dungloe; Ardara; Annagry; Bunbeg; Burtonport; Carrigart; Clonmany; Carrigans; Dunfanaghy; Falcarragh; Greencastle; Kincasslagh; Killybegs; Kilcar; Lifford; Muff; Narin; Quigleys Point; Fintown; Rossnowlagh; Letterkenny Ballyboden; Swords; Finglas; Rush; Skerries; Malahide; Portmarnock; Rathcoole; Shankill; Ballyboughal; Oldtown; Balbriggan
 Galway: 12,900 Kerry: 8,010 Kildare: 4,200
Oranmore; Athenry; Costello; Barna; Claregalway; Kilcolgan; Moycullen; Ballyconneely; Belclare; Cornamona; Carraroe; Craughwell; Inverin; Kinvara; Rosscahill; Spiddal; Turloughmore; Ballyglunin; Castleblakney; Maree Killorglin; Killarney; Ballyspillane; Dingle; Anablaha; Glenbeigh; Lixnaw; Abbeydorney; Ardfert; Annascaul; Caragh lake; Headford (Kerry); Tralee Celbridge; Newbridge; Maynooth; Robertstown; Kill; CARRAGH; Curragh Camp; Carbury; Donadea; Straffan; Brannockstown; Kilkenny1,860; Knocktopher; Mooncoin; Piltown; Kilkenny
 Laois: 1,090  Leitrim: 710  Limerick: 4,130
Portarlington; Ballybrittas; Crettyard  Carrick on Shannon; Drumshanbo Dooradoyle; Crossagalla; Inch St. Lawrence; Clarina; Croom; Kildimo; Patrickswell; Castleconnell; Pallasgreen
 Longford: 930 Louth: 7,570 Mayo: 2,470
 Lanesboro; Longford Ardee; Castlebellingham; Dunleer; Termonfeckin; Carlingford; Hackballscross; Louth; Omeath; Ravensdale; Riverstown; Drogheda; Dundalk  Westport; Belcarra; Murrisk; Castlebar
Meath: 7,410 Monaghan: 1,330  Offaly: 1,560
Ashbourne; Ceanannas Mor; Dunshaughlin; Trim; Ratoath; Kilcarn; Athboy; Enfield; Julianstown; Summerhill; Wilkinstown; Dunderry; Kilbride; Robinstown; Tara  Carrickmacross; Monaghan  Tullamore; Edenderry; Rahan; Rhode
 Roscommon: 2,040 Sligo: 2,940 Tipperary: 2,070
Cornafulla; Ballyfarnan; Croghan; Cootehall; Knockcroghery  Strandhill; Sligo; Castlegarren  Nenagh; Tipperary; Cappawhite; Kilsheelin; Clonmel
 Waterford: 3,190  Westmeath: 3,410 Wexford: 9,540
Ferrybank; Dungarvan; Kilmeaden; Aglish; Bonmahon; Loskeran; Ring Athlone; Collinstown; Glasson; Horseleap; Rathowen; Mullingar Wellington Bridge; Courtown Harbour; Curracloe; Duncannon; Fethard On Sea; Killinick; Kilmuckridge; Kilmore Quay; Rosslare Strand; Rosslare Harbour; Tomhaggard; Broadway; Inch; Wexford; Enniscorthy
 Wicklow: 2,160
Newtownmountkennedy; Arklow; Blessington; Coolboy; Donard; Brittas bay bridge; Kilmacanogue; Greystones