A new €1.5 million fibre network has been launched in Castlebar, Co Mayo, by enet, the open access network operator.
The “metro fibre ring” in the town is connected to all major commercial and industrial zones as well as, in conjunction with the county council, to several additional land banks where future developments are planned. The service is now available to all business in the town.
This announcement follows enet’s recent launch of a 1Gbps fibre broadband network in rural north Kerry, costing €650,000 and delivering fibre-broadband connections directly into approximately 340 premises.
Launching the network in Castlebar,Taoiseach, Enda Kenny said such a high-speed broadband infrastructure are “crucial for economic development and quality of life”.
They support both local business development and foreign direct investment projects.
Castlebar now joins six other Mayo towns where enet operates fibre infrastructure. Operated on a wholesale-only basis by enet are also the State-owned Metropolitan Area Networks in Ballina, Belmullet, Ballinrobe, Claremorris, Kiltimagh and Knock.