It's 2016 not 1990 - what Portlaoise people think about the town's broadband coverage

As 100% fibre optic broadband gets rolled out in Portlaoise by SIRO towns people say improvement is badly needed

Express Reporter


Express Reporter


Portlaoise residents and business have want better broadband.

A vox pop carried out on behalf of SIRO, local residents believe the current services to the Laois town is not what it should be.

SIRO plans to deliver Ireland’s first 100% fibre-optic broadband network to Portlaoise. Work has been ongoing in recent weeks rolling out the cabling in the town.

The company is holding a briefing in Laois County Council, Áras an Chontae, Portlaoise in association with Laois County Council, at 1pm on Friday, 25th November. 

Launched in May 2015, SIRO is a joint venture of ESB and Vodafone which is investing €450 million in building Ireland’s first 100% fibre-to-the-building broadband network, offering speeds from 200 Mbps to 1000 Mbps to 500,000 premises in fifty-one regional towns.