Today’s announcement came as #enet/a> celebrates 10 years of operating the state’s #fibre optic #metropolitanarea networks (MANs) – telecoms networks around 94 major towns and cities, into which state entities and other telecom operators can connect.
Speaking today, the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources said that fibre infrastructure and high speed #broadband are essential supports for digital entrepreneurship, national competitiveness and job creation.
“The MANs have helped to transform Irish telecommunications by stimulating competition, reducing bandwidth costs and accelerating #ireland/a>’s broadband position. They have also played an important role in supporting job creation and securing large scale foreign direct investment projects in regional cities and towns,” Minister Pat Rabbitte said.
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