Eircom has announced that Clonmel, Nenagh and Thurles will be included in Phase IV of the rollout of its fibre broadband network. Phase IV of the plan includes 50 additional communities across Ireland which will more than double the footprint of the fibre broadband locations already announced. Following the completion of Phase IV, more than 700,000 homes and businesses will be able to avail of fibre broadband services with speeds of up to 70Mb per second.
Herb Hribar, CEO eircom Group, said “Our strategic investment in fibre broadband will deliver innovative products to our customers. The announcement of the 50 Phase IV locations, taken together with the previous announcements, underlines our commitment to provide innovative fibre broadband and TV services to customers across each county in Ireland.
In addition to building greater capability, we must focus on further cost reductions that help us become a modern, agile and customer focussed organisation. The challenges are numerous, but the organisation is working hard to ensure that customers will have a much improved end to end experience.”
The Phase IV rollout will expand the network, passing an additional 350,000 homes and businesses, bringing eircom’s fibre broadband service to all 26 counties of Ireland. Work will commence in Spring 2013 with the aim to complete the construction phase by the end of 2013, when more than 700,000 businesses and residential customers will be able to access fibre powered broadband from eircom.