Minister Alan Kelly has announced that Eircom are about to complete significant investments this year in the broadband infrastructure in a number of South Tipperary towns that will have huge benefits to those towns.
“Eircom have confirmed to me that they have prioritised both Clonmel and Tipperary Town for investment in their €500m roll out of FTTC (fibre to the cabinet) broadband”. he says.
“Effectively this means that Eircom are bringing their broadband fibre to a multiplicity of boxes or exchanges across both towns that can make fibre broadband more easily accessible to businesses and homes in those towns. This will dramatically multiply the broadband speeds with speeds up to 70Mb available to businesses and domestic users. Furthermore the speeds available will be consistent and reliable.
“It won’t matter how many people are online at the one time, download speeds will be maintained”.
Minister Kelly says it has been confirmed that Eircom aim to have their investment in their infrastructure in both Clonmel and Tipperary Town in place before the end of the year with Clonmel completed first followed by Tipperary Town.
Eircom expect to be in a position to provide similar broadband services to the towns of Cashel, Cahir and Carrick on Suir in 2014’.