Thurles boasts a very advanced telecommunications infrastructure. When it comes to broadband, Thurles is firmly on the national broadband network and Internet Connectivity in Thurles is comparable to any high tech centre in the world, making it particularly attractive to incoming industrialists. Thurles is currently served by traditional copper, fibre optics and cable networks. Ireland’s main telecommunications providers can provide a wide range of telecommunications services to customers locating in the area. ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line) coverage extends to 3.5Km from the Eircom exchange. Cable coverage is provided on the existing Chorus Cable TV network. Outside of these limits there are numerous broadband vendors who currently supply broadband via Satellite in the hinterland around Thurles. Wireless broadband is also provided in the area
Large Corporate Telecommunications lines (2 Mbps - 155Mbps)
- Currently both Eircom and Esat BT have the capacity to offer Data Communication lines up to 155Mbps. Having both main suppliers encourages more competitive pricing and can provide network resilience if required.
- The LIT Tipperary based in Thurles currently has a 100Mbps connection to HEAnet (Higher Education Authority Network) for internet connectivity.
Business Broadband for Small Medium Enterprises (512Kbps - 2Mbps)
- ADSL is available from all the main Broadband providers
- Cable Broadband is provided by Chorus CableNet.
- LIT Tipperary hosts a BT OpenZone public Wireless “Hotspot”.
Thurles is a growing town located conveniently in the centre of Ireland. From a business viewpoint, Thurles is very accessible to all major population and trading centers in Ireland. The town is less than 2 hours from all of Ireland’s major cities, air and sea ports.
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Thurles is one of the best serviced rail stations in Ireland. Because of its central location it offers a service to anywhere in Ireland, with all at reasonable commuting times and trains to Dublin each hour. More info:www.irishrail.ie On the main Dublin-Cork, Dublin-Limerick and Dublin-Tralee rail lines, with 26 mainline (including 16 trains to Dublin) passenger services each day (Dublin is 80 minutes away).
Thurles is located just 5km (3 miles) off the main Dublin-Cork road and the following outlines distances and routes to some of Ireland’s main trading cities and towns.
Thurles is central to Shannon, Dublin, Cork and Waterford airports offering you a choice, where you can travel in less than two hours to most European cities. It’s proximity to Shannon will facilitate easy access to the USA.
Thurles is close to all the main modern ports servicing Europe. By sea Thurles products are shipped to the United Kingdom within 24 hours and in less than 2 days to World Serviced Ports such as Rotterdam, Cherbourg, Le Harve and Bilbao.