Ireland’s eircom outlines third phase of fibre roll-out
Ireland’s eircom Group has announced the third phase of its fibre roll-out plan as part of an initiative to deliver fibre broadband to one million premises over the next four years.
Phase three of the project includes 13 communities in eight counties across Ireland, and will pass 125,000 homes and businesses.
These include Churchfield, Waterford City, Kilkenny City, Sligo Town, Mullingar, Tralee Westport, Crown Alley, Dolphin’s Barn, Nutley and Beggars Bush, Coolock and Balbriggan.
“eircom is actively working on phase three of our planned network investment. The first phase is now complete reaching 100,000 homes and we have already commenced work on Phase II locations. We will continue to build this network to ensure that as many premises as possible will be able to avail of the new services provided by various operators when the network is launched,” said Herb Hribar, CEO at eircom Group.
Work on the project is expected to commence this Winter, with construction scheduled to be completed by Easter 2013.
This latest phase brings the number of locations announced to date to 40. eircom said that it expects 350,000 premises to have access to fibre services of 40Mbps and over when the network launches in 2013.