Broadband boost for ‘8000 Athlone homes and businesses’ 



Minister for Communications, Climate Action & Environment Denis Naughten TD, provided an update this week on SIRO’s rollout at an event in the Sheraton Athlone Hotel in association with Athlone Chamber of Commerce. Minister Naughten outlined that 8,000 homes and businesses in Athlone will have access to SIRO’s 1 Gigabit broadband network, as well as revealing Airwire as SIRO’s broadband retail partner.

  Airwire was established in the start of 2006 with the aim of providing broadband to areas in the West of Ireland which were previously underserved. The Kinvara, Co. Galway based company with offices in Athlone will begin to offer services in the town in Spring 2018, as well as offering broadband powered by SIRO in Ennis, Limerick and Portlaoise, with more towns added to its rollout over the coming months. Customers interested in availing of Airwires’s SIRO powered broadband can log onto with packages available from €50.00 a month.

  SIRO’s rollout in Athlone has commenced in the Bushfield/Cornamaddy/Woodville estates (Blackberry Lane, Drunnaconn, The Orchard and Coill Ur), and in the Garrycastle and Monksland areas. When construction is completed (by the end of Spring 2018, approximately), 8,000 homes and business premises in Athlone will have access to SIRO’s 100% fibre-optic broadband network. As SIRO is an open access wholesale provider, customers will purchase broadband services from one of SIRO’s retail partners such as Airwire, Vodafone or Sky.

  Minister for Communications, Climate Action & Environment Denis Naughten TD said: “Access to Gigabit connectivity will provide an important boost to Athlone and the surrounding area, who will now be able to take advantage of the same high-speed broadband as leading international hubs such as Tokyo and Hong Kong”.