eircom Briefs Sligo Chamber on its Fibre Roll-out Plan
Speaking at a recent meeting with Sligo Chamber today, Paul Bradley, Director of Corporate Affairs, eircom said “With Sligo Chamber we have a unique opportunity to reach out to businesses; over 9,000 premises in Sligo town, Rathedmond, Collooney, Ballymote and Tubbercurry can already avail of our superfast broadband. We know that superfast broadband is a must for all businesses –from sole traders to SMEs to large scale enterprises – with download speeds of up to 100Mbs and the fastest upload speeds in Ireland. Customers using our network will see a 6 to 10 time improvement in their current broadband speeds, transforming their online experience. Fibre broadband is definitely a game changer and our eFibre products offer significant value – starting at €25.00 per month for businesses”. eircom already operates the largest fibre network in Ireland with more than 800,000 homes and businesses connected. We are bringing over 10,000 additional premises online each week, and the company is adding more than 15km of fibre every working day to the network. When completed in 2016, the network will reach 1.4 million homes and businesses across Ireland, representing 70% of all homes and businesses in the country.
CEO of Sligo Chamber, Paul Keyes said “The scale of this rollout is very impressive and very welcome. Fibre broadband is of vital improvement to businesses across Sligo town and County allowing them to enhance their productivity and access new technology.