Dundalk set to get first business park in country with 1Gb/s broadband speeds powered by SIRO
Conor Dever
Staff Writer

This should surely be a boon to investment in commerce in the area

Outside of Dublin broadband speeds can be a real sticking point when it comes to business development. This has been a big wedge issue for political parties as those who reside outside of big cities don’t have the same access to vital resources needed to compete in the modern business environment. 

However, that is about to change for the residents of a 20-acre business park on the outskirts of Dundalk, as it will soon become Ireland's first gigabit business park. 

The Brewery, which was built on the site of the former Macardle Moore brewery, will be connected to SIRO, a joint venture between the ESB and Vodafone who are building Ireland’s first 100% fibre-to-the-home broadband network. 

The need for speed

The connections are available to 39 businesses in the park, provided by SIRO’s retail partner Digiweb. Digiweb currently provide several 100% fibre-optic broadband packages for both residential and business customers, with speeds ranging from 150 Megabits per second to one Gigabit per second, with pricing from as little as €44.95 per month.

Commenting on the announcement, SIRO's Chief Commercial Officer, Ronan Whelan, said: “We are delighted to boost the success of companies in residence at The Brewery Business Park. Dundalk was the first town in the country connected to the SIRO network and the demand has been phenomenal to date. 

“This announcement forms part of our strategy to revitalise towns across Ireland by sparking a digital transformation, helping to attract investment and encouraging more people to establish businesses in regional towns like Dundalk.”

Digiweb Operations Manager, Brendan McGahon, added: “Since joining the SIRO network in 2016, we have seen the profound benefits that our Electric Broadband powered by SIRO delivers to business'. Companies at The Brewery Business Park now have access to the gold standard for broadband internationally and we have no doubt that it will enable them to reach new heights." 

“Our Fibre-to-the-Home Electric Broadband powered by SIRO service is now available to over 250,000 premises nationwide. As this number continues to grow, along with our partners in SIRO we will be actively looking for opportunities to provide solutions into similar business parks countrywide.”

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