Fermoy and Mitchelstown included in fibre broadband expansion

Pictured at the announcement of the SIRO expansion in County Cork are Minister for Finance, Michael McGrath TD, with SIRO CEO John Keaney (centre) and Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Danny Collins. (Picture: Cathal Noonan)

Fermoy and Mitchelstown are among eight towns across the county to see SIRO, the broadband network operator, bringing its network to the area in 2023.

Work is already underway or will commence later this year across Fermoy, Mitchelstown, Youghal, Bandon, Kinsale and Passage West, towns that were not part of the original roll-out plans, in order to bring fibre broadband live. This represents an additional investment of €25 million, which will bring SIRO’s total investment in the county to over €125 million when its full rollout is completed.

SIRO also indicated that while the six new towns being added to the SIRO network are the priority for 2023, its rollout to other Cork towns and areas in the city will continue over the coming years, with additional new areas being announced in 2024.

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