Good news for Leitrim’s Broadband Black Spots
Posted on : July 28, 2016
Good news from Imagine on the availability of LTE Broadband over the coming weeks for 100 of Leitrim’s townlands and villages. Town lands being covered: Tullybeg, Leitrim Village , Kilclare, Drumsna, Aghamore, Minkill, Lisduff, Dromore , Ballynacleigh and many more areas. Below is an extract from their Press Release and further information is available on their website at www.imagine.ie
“Homes and businesses across Leitrim’s broadband black spots will no longer have to wait for High Speed Broadband. Following the announcement by Imagine, in the coming weeks, the first 100 town lands in the county, that have been waiting for high speed broadband, will be connected to Imagine’s New National LTE Fibre Network.
Up to now getting high speed broadband, using the existing phone lines to connect to fibre, was dependent on the planned upgrade of the eir network and local exchange to fibre. But even then this is limited to homes and businesses close to the fibre or the local exchange. In regional and rural areas this has left thousands of homes and businesses unsure when and if they will be able to get connected. These homes can now check the initial coverage at imagine.ie.
Instead of having to use the copper network to connect homes to fibre enabled exchanges Imagine are using the very latest next generation wireless technology “Advanced LTE” to connect homes and businesses directly to the nearest fibre point on their network. This means that the service is not limited to areas close to an exchange and can be provided to anyone within a coverage area of up to 13Km.
What can you expect?
While the minimum speed that Imagine will connect you at is 30Mb and depending on your location can be up to 100Mb existing LTE customers from our recently launched live sites in Galway, Cork, Kerry, Wexford and Limerick are getting on average 65Mb download and 6Mb upload. To ensure that every customer gets the service they expect each area is connected on a phased basis with the number of users restricted to 400 homes in each phase. So if you need or want high speed broadband you need to register your interest.“
Advanced 4G LTE is the most advanced global standard for wireless infrastructure used to deliver Fixed and/or Mobile services. Advanced LTE is currently being deployed internationally to replace legacy copper infrastructure and deliver Next Generation Access (NGA) High Speed Broadband services and is a specified and approved technology to deliver NGA services under the European commission’s Digital Agenda for Europe (DAE) and the Irish Governments National Broadband Plan (NBP).