Tuesday 20 February 2018

Eircom brings 45,000 homes and firms up to speed

Carolan Lennon, managing director, Eircom wholesale; and Padraig McManus, chairman, Eircom group
Carolan Lennon, managing director, Eircom wholesale; and Padraig McManus, chairman, Eircom group

Some 45,000 homes and businesses in Louth and Meath now have access to high-speed broadband through Eircom's Open Access programme.

It's part of Eircom's €400m investment in broadband infrastructure nationally.

Some 1,700 homes and businesses in Kells have become the latest with access to the faster service.

Pictured are Carolan Lennon, managing director, Eircom wholesale; and Padraig McManus, chairman, Eircom group, who attended a community briefing in Kells to announce the scheme.

The programme will eventually mean high-speed broadband for 1.4 million homes and business.

When the upgrade is complete in 2016, 95pc of homes and businesses in Louth and 75pc of premises in Meath will be able to access 100mb/s broadband.

Irish Independent

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