Claremorris will soon be Ireland’s first truly digital town, offering businesses a world-class 250Mbs fibre broadband service which will provide high-performance bandwidth, high-speed internet, voice and video.
enet, Ireland’s open access network operator, is building Ireland’s first fibre town in Claremorris, Co. Mayo through a €0.5m investment in broadband infrastructure which sees AirSpeed Telecom offering 250Mbs broadband connectivity to local businesses.
Launched by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, TD and Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Pat Rabbitte TD, enet fibredirect brings fibre directly into every business in Claremorris.
The first ‘Fibre To The Business’ (FTTB) network in Ireland, enet fibredirect future-proofs Claremorris’ business community by providing the ultimate broadband experience, free from bandwidth bottlenecks and allowing local businesses to take full advantage of digital markets and exploit online opportunities.
Construction of the new enet fibredirect network has commenced and will be completed in August. Already over 50% of the local businesses have subscribed to services delivered over the network via AirSpeed Telecom. The significant customer acquisition achieved by AirSpeed Telecom created the critical mass required to underpin the investment decision.
Sets an example for towns across Ireland
An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD said: “Building super-fast broadband networks is essential for supporting the businesses and jobs of tomorrow. Projects like enet fibredirect in Claremorris are crucial to this effort.
“They also play a really important role in supporting balanced regional development. That is why enet, AirSpeed, Claremorris Chamber and Mayo County Council are to be congratulated for working together to deliver this really exciting scheme that sets an example for businesses and towns across Ireland.”
enet expects Claremorris to be the first of many towns to benefit from this world-class digital infrastructure.