Ivertec announced today a major expansion of its broadband service to rural areas of North Cork. Ivertec is a leader in the provision of fixed wireless broadband and has operated in the South West of Ireland for the past 11 years. From April 1st, the company will offer fibre speeds of up to 100 Mbps to approximately 10,000 properties in North Cork. Many of these homes are currently enduring slow unreliable broadband through phone lines, mobile or satellite broadband services.

According to Ivertec’s Business Development Manager, Gerard O’ Sullivan, the roll-out will come as a relief to rural dwellers in North Cork.

Delivering fibre speeds to customer’s homes

“Our service is wireless, so we can expand to an area in just a matter of weeks. We’re not stopping halfway down a road like the larger operators, leaving households disappointed. We install fibre technology in a central location in an area and deliver fibre speeds to a customer’s home using advanced wireless technology, leaving no rural home behind.”

According to Derek O’Leary, Ivertec’s I.T. Operations Manager, there is an ongoing cry-out for their rural broadband service in Kerry and Cork.

No Phone Lines Required

“Our new wireless service is branded as WiFibre. It requires no phone line which means rural areas can now experience fibre speeds simply over a wireless connection, ideal for those living along roads where no fibre cables exist in the first place.” O’Leary says. He added: “We’re leapfrogging ahead of the Government’s National Broadband Plan. Our roll-out in North Cork will ensure homes and businesses are no longer left waiting. We’re leaving no rural home behind.”

Ivertec offers several different plans with prices starting from €39.95 per month. 10 rural areas in North Cork will go live on April 1st, including Millstreet, Knocknagree, Ballydesmond, Rathcool, Lyre, Banteer, Kanturk, Newmarket, Boherbue, Kiskeam, Gneeveguilla (Kerry) and Rathmore (Kerry)”.

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