Super broadband
project on course

Market Street and Castle Street, Ardee - looking South showing Hatch's Castle (at left) and Ardee Castle (centre of picture).
Ardee’s new super broadband scheme is set to become a reality.

Ardee’s new super broadband scheme is set to become a reality.

The Ardee Community Development Company and Ardee Traders Association asked local businesses to get behind the town’s new super broadband scheme which will put the town on the national business map.

John Caffrey of the traders group said the response has been excellent and the project is well on target.

The new broadband development will put the town on the national business map.

The town will get a massive broadband boost with speeds of up to 250Mbs.

The FTTB network is aiming to provide a better broadband experience, eliminate bandwidth bottlenecks and enable local businesses to fully enter digital markets and exploit online applications.

“This will have a major impact for Ardee’s businesses,” said John Kieran chairman Ardee Community Development Company.

“It will create new opportunities for companies to sell their products online to a wider customer base. It means that Ardee can attract significant high quality investment to the town on the back of this service.”

Michael Curran, former Director of Economic and Cross Border Development with Louth County Council and Chairman of Louth Economic Forum Broadband Committee said that he was thrilled to hear of Ardee’s inclusion in this project.

“The potential of this FTTB network will put the businesses in Ardee at a major advantage over businesses in surrounding areas. The speed at which businesses will be able to access the digital market will be tremendous. It opens up so many possibilities for the town’s business community and I have every confidence that it will support their expansion and success.”

Enet is the company behind the pilot project that applies to just three towns in Ireland: Ardee, Kilkenny, Letterkenny. This fibre network will completely replace the out-of-date copper network which has reached its end of life – remember copper networks were built to carry voice traffic and not broadband. The fibre carries significantly more data at much higher speed without any loss in quality.