Digiweb, Ireland’s largest independent Irish-owned telecommunications company has come out top of the class in the recent Schools Broadband Access Programme tender for schools in Louth.
It has been announced that well over half (54%) of the 90 primary and secondary schools in Carlow will receive their high speed broadband access via Dundalk based Digiweb.
Colm Piercy, Digiweb Group CEO has welcomed the awarding of the largest contract under the program that will see Digiweb connect 2179 schools across Ireland to its high speed internet network. The total number of schools connected to Digiweb in Louth is 49.
“Using Digiweb’s high speed broadband services,” Mr Piercy said, “we’ll connect over 54 per cent of all Louth schools to the Internet every day. Digiweb was involved in a competitive tender with at least 15 other broadband providers who all made detailed submissions to the Department of Education & Skills and I’m thrilled that once again the Government has rated Digiweb top of the class.
“Our network will provide schools and students throughout Louth with high speed internet access quickly and safely, and provide incredible opportunities for teachers and students alike, to avail of the most recent advances in technology in the classroom.”
Mr Piercy said winning national contracts such as this is an endorsement of the quality of their services and investment in building independent next generation infrastructure.
He said Digiweb have been the leading provider of high speed broadband to Irish primary and secondary schools since 2005.