Telecommunications operator open eir has announced that an additional 1,265 homes and businesses across Roscommon can access gigabit fibre since December 2022, according to new data from its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband roll-out programme.
This project has now reached almost 1.2 million homes and businesses nationwide, setting a new record for fibre broadband coverage in the country.
This expansion means that more than 3.2 million people can now benefit from full fibre broadband connectivity, with almost 36,000 of those being based in County Roscommon.
On completion, this cutting-edge gigabit network will be available to 1.9 million homes and businesses, covering 84% of premises’ in Ireland. The company’s FTTH rollout marks a major stride in bridging connectivity gaps, ensuring widespread access to high-speed internet and enabling more homes and businesses to thrive in an increasingly digital world.
The fibre build project has already delivered fibre access in Roscommon to 13,438 homes and businesses. Upon completion, following investment of over €11.5 million into the Roscommon network alone, the network will serve over 18,000 premises across County Roscommon, facilitating broadband speeds up to 100 times faster than a traditional copper network.
In 2023, open eir passed thousands of new-build homes, including apartments, meaning its rollout covered nearly two-thirds of all new-builds in the country.