Garryowen Rugby Club hosts open eir official launch of local high-speed broadband in Limerick
On Saturday, June 21st, open eir held a family fun day at the Garryowen Rugby Club. The purpose of the event was to demonstrate their committment that the deployment of the open eir enhanced broadband services will benefit communities both large & small and both urban and rural. As of June 21st, the county of Limerick has 189 live cabinets enabling areas within seven communities (Annacotty, Athlunkard, Castletroy, Catierdavin, Crossagalla, Dooradoyle, and Roches Street) avail of a high-speed broadband fibre network. 41,000 home and businesses within these communities now have access to a broadband service with speeds of up to 100Mb/s. By the end of Autumn 2014 a further 5,697 homes and businesses will benefit from open eir deployment plan, adding areas within Askeaton, Inch St Lawrence and Newcastle West.
open eir was delighted with the amount of positive feedback received from members of the Limerick community and local businesses. Residents and local business men and women took time out of their day to hear what open eir had to say with regard to their broadband infrastructure and rollout plans. Minister Noonan also joined open eir lending his support for the roll out of high-speed broadband to Dooradoyle and the surrounding areas.
At the family fun day there was an xbox online gaming room for the older kids, a movie and face painting room for the little ones and a goodie bag filled with treats for all the kids. Munster Rugby Legend Alan Quinlan was on hand as MC for the event and a kicking competition was held outside giving the kids a chance to meet Alan Quinlan and walk away with a momentum of the day.
Carolan Lennon, Managing Director of open eir, gave a presentation outlining the areas in Limerick that are already high-speed broadband enabled.. Those at the event were able to get ‘hands on’ with demonstrations from both Samsung and Microsoft which highlighted television services and gaming as well as live streaming of video and instant downloading. Limerick’s Live 95fm had their outside broadcast unit at the event interviewing and giving live updates from the event.