Claremorris set to become Ireland’s first fibre-town

Press release
25th Jan 2014


enet has committed to build a “Fibre to the Business” (FTTB) network in Claremorris, Co. Mayo, and together with the Claremorris Chamber of Commerce, is inviting local businesses to a series of events to highlight the opportunities that this fibre rollout will offer.

The first of its kind in Ireland, the FTTB network, is aiming to provide a better broadband experience, eliminate bandwidth bottlenecks and enable local businesses to fully enter digital markets and exploit online applications. Crucially, enet stresses that this is a genuine fibre rollout, with fibre optic cables being delivered directly into premises (whereas other fibre services connect to a local telecoms exchange or cabinet and then rely on copper networks to reach premises). The fact that fibre is delivered directly into businesses transforms broadband capabilities with speeds of up to 250Mb per second being supported from day one, making it the fastest fibre delivered broadband speeds in Ireland.

The information seminars regarding this fibre rollout will take place on:
Wednesday, 5th February 2014 at 7.00 pm McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris
Thursday, 6th February 2014 at 12.00 pm   McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris

Following on from the announcement of enet’s plans, Jimmy Flynn, President of the Claremorris Chamber of Commerce, stated: “This network has the potential to fully enable Claremorris with high-speed fibre and offer world class landline and broadband services to all businesses. It’s an opportunity to create a significant competitive advantage for the community in terms of keeping, developing and attracting new companies and new jobs.” 

He went on to say, “These information sessions will be important to demonstrate what the opportunities are for businesses and to highlight the possibilities with this fibre network. The Chamber strongly urges local businesses to come along to either of the sessions hear about it first-hand.”

In relation to the initiative, Conal Henry, enet CEO said: “enet are offering to do something no one else has done in Ireland and build a fibre network directly into every business. This fibre network will completely replace the out-of-date copper network which has reached its end of life – remember copper networks were built to carry voice traffic and not broadband! Our fibre carries significantly more data at much higher speed without any loss in quality.”

Henry continued: “The network will support speeds of 250Mbs per second which is unimaginable over copper. We know there is a link between superfast broadband and innovation and this network will support new enterprise, innovation and investment. I would encourage all businesses in Claremorris to come along to our special information seminars to find out how they can give their business a massive competitive advantage and help make Claremorris the first, truly fibre enabled business town in Ireland.”