In recent industry news, Vodafone and Siro announced plans for a ‘gigabit hub’ initiative. The aim of the new joint initiative is to digitally transform 15 towns, as local businesses will be offered one gigabit broadband connection for the duration of two years. They will be able to use it for free.The industry views such a connection as the gold standard. However, only those businesses that qualify will be able to take advantage of the offer.
The industry views such a connection as the gold standard. However, only those businesses that qualify will be able to take advantage of the offer.
According to the two companies, having access to a high-speed internet connection would mean that the businesses could be based in any location, retaining talent, knowledge, and skills, while also being able to compete with national and international organisations.
In order to apply, your business must be situated in one of the following areas:
The application process in in motion and it will stay open until April 21s. Additional details are available on Vodafone’s official website.
According to Mitchell O’Connor, a similar initiative that began in the Ludgate Hub last year, has brought economic and social benefits to Skibbereen. The gigabit hub initiative of Vodafone and Siro aims to replicate its success in 15 locations across Ireland.
Hopefully, the new initiative will help start-ups flourish, attracting the interest of investors, as well as opening new job positions.