Enet operates fibre optic infrastructure known as the Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs) on behalf of the Irish government. These networks are capable of delivering virtually unlimited bandwidth to 94 towns and cities throughout regional Ireland.
The MANs operate on an open-access basis meaning that all licenced carriers can have access. This model is contrary to traditional operators' exclusivity of network and allows for competition in a way that has not previously happened.
In operating the MANs, Enet has transformed the Irish telecommunications industry by stimulating competition, reducing bandwidth costs and accelerating Ireland's broadband position.
The MANs underpin a policy of balanced regional development by removing a barrier to Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and there is demonstrable evidence to highlight that MAN towns now secure the vast majority of FDI jobs.
Phase 1 MAN towns
Athlone, Ballina, Belmullet, Carlow Town, Carrickmacross, Carrick-on-Shannon, Cavan Town, Clonmel, Cork City, Dundalk, Dungarvan, Drogheda, Galway City, Gweedore, Kingscourt, Kilkenny City, Kiltimagh, Letterkenny, Limerick City, Manorhamilton, Monaghan Town, Mullingar, Portlaoise, Roscommon Town, Sligo Town, Tullamore, Waterford City and Wexford Town.
Phase 2 MAN towns
Abbeyfeale, Ardee, Athenry, Bailieborough, Ballinasloe, Ballinrobe, Ballybofey, Ballyshannon, Banagher, Bantry, Birr, Blarney, Blessington, Buncrana, Bundoran, Cahir, Carndonagh, Carrick-on-Suir, Carrigaline, Cashel, Castleblaney, Castleisland, Charleville, Claremorris, Clifden, Clonee, Clones, Cootehill, Donabate, Donegal Town, Dunboyne, Dunmanway, Dunshaughlin, Edenderry, Fermoy, Gort, Kanturk, Kells, Kilcoole, Killarney, Kilrush, Kinsale, Knock (Airport), Listowel, Longford Town, Loughrea, Lusk, Midleton, Mitchelstown, Navan, Nenagh, Newcastle West, Newtownmountkennedy, Passage West, Portrane, Ringaskiddy, Roscrea, Skerries, Skibbereen, Stranorlar, Templemore, Thomastown, Tipperary Town, Tralee, Trim and Youghal.