Gigabit broadband in Athenry – July 2020

Gigabit broadband in Athenry – July 2020

With 241 new premises included in the new Gigabit Fibre rollout, taking place over two phases. 137 properties will be able to avail of High-Speed Fibre Broadband from the 1st July 2020, followed by the remaining premises on 22nd July 2020.

 

With recent changes in work and home routines and connectivity needs, we are delighted to be able to provide even more reliable High-Speed Gigabit broadband in Athenry. Providing reassurance in the coming months that you will be able to stay connected when you need it most.

 

All our Fibre connection come with a free high-quality router which provides the ability to connect to multiple devices and with excellent bandwidth we can provide a dependable connection for home and small to medium businesses.

 

What’s more, when you GoMax your connection you can avail of a free VoiP Landline phone service which includes a free number & 300 call minutes to all Irish landlines and mobiles including international landline calls to UK, Mainland USA, Canada, Australia & New Zealand.

 

Lightnet Gigabit broadband is a dedicated internet connection that offers speeds of up to an astonishing 1GB. Those old telephone lines will soon be a thing of the past and this ‘full-fibre’ experience is capable of much faster speeds when it is not impeded by an old telephone network.

 

 

As a local company with dedicated sales, support, and technical staff at hand we are here to help get you connected and support you when you need it. Contact us today to see if we can provide you with our broadband services.

 

To ensure you get a booking and installation as soon as possible, please contact our sales team on 091 395804 or email sales@lightnet.ie to find out if your home is included in our gigabit coverage zones.

Gigabit broadband in Shannon – June 2020

Gigabit broadband in Shannon – June 2020

The long-awaited Fibre Broadband rollout has reached Shannon, Co. Clare. This exciting new high-speed development will be made available to 296 premises. Available for homes, schools and businesses.

 

Lightnet is delighted to announce the rollout of Fibre Broadband in Shannon, Co. Clare.

 

Areas include Ashview Drive, Beechwood Grove, Gort Na Null, Inis Orga, Oakwood, Woodview Heights and many more areas of Sixmilebridge and other areas in Shannon.

 

This initial Fibre rollout has gone live on the 29th of April 2020 with the second phase going live on the 3rd June 2020. This offer is available for both new and existing Lightnet Broadband customers.

 

All our Fibre Packages come with our award-winning high-spec Wi-Fi router which includes features like, guest access and parental control. Customers will also be provided with a free home phone number with no line rental charge. In addition, our competitive Go Max package offers customers 300 call minutes to all Irish local & national landline, Irish mobiles and includes international landline calls to the UK, USA, Canada, Australia & New Zealand.

 

Lightnet’s High-Speed Fibre broadband benefits all customers who need to stay connected.

 

With Broadband being used more than ever during the current events for Work, School, College and to stay in touch with your family, friends and colleagues, we want to help to stay connected and support you throughout this time.

 

Get in touch today with our local support and sales team. Our team are always here to help keep you connected and provide long-term support and assistance.

 

To ensure you get a booking and installation as soon as possible, please contact our sales team on 091 395804 or email sales@lightnet.ie to find out if your home is included in our gigabit coverage zones.

Gigabit broadband in Tuam – May 2020

Gigabit broadband in Tuam – May 2020

The Ultimate online experience is coming to Tuam.  Lightnet Gigabit Broadband is the fastest broadband network in Ireland.

 

Tuam’s Gigabit Fibre Broadband launch is an ongoing process and we’re just about halfway there. Due to the large number of homes that have been included, the rollout has been broken down into four phases.

 

If you’re looking for the fastest broadband possible then a full-fibre gigabit broadband service is the only way to go. It provides a massive amount of bandwidth that’s enough to handle anything a home user could throw at it, as well as the capability of serving the needs of small and medium-sized businesses.

 

Lightnet Gigabit broadband is a dedicated internet connection that offers speeds of up to an astonishing 1GB. Those old telephone lines will soon be a thing of the past and this ‘full-fibre’ experience is capable of much faster speeds when it’s not impeded by an old telephone network.

 

If your connection is currently being shared between multiple users or you’ve got a large number of net-connected devices in your home then a gigabit service should mean there’ll always be more than enough bandwidth for everyone and everything, even if you’re all streaming HD video and downloading huge files at the same time.

 

For the more technically inclined it’s also an exciting prospect for running servers from home, such as multiplayer gaming, media streaming, or web sites.

 

Lightnet gigabit broadband will allow small businesses and sole traders to take advantage of the faster speeds. Businesses that would be well served by such a highspeed connection, not just for file transfers but VOIP and video calls and handling the needs of multiple users.

 

Better yet our affordable packages have no strings attached or sneaky price hikes. What’s more, when you GoMax your connection you will receive a free next-generation Wi-Fi router and 300 call minutes to all Irish landlines and mobiles including international landline calls to UK, Mainland USA, Canada, Australia & New Zealand.

 

To ensure you get a booking and installation as soon as possible, please contact our sales team on 091 395804 or email sales@lightnet.ie to find out if your home is included in our gigabit coverage zones.

Gigabit broadband in Kilrush – May 2020

Gigabit broadband in Kilrush – May 2020

Lightnet are delighted to offer you the ultimate broadband experience with our high-speed Gigabit broadband.

 

We are very pleased that our high-speed Gigabit broadband is available to 110 premises in Kilrush from the 20th May 2020, with high speeds up to 1GB.

 

Lightnet’s Gigabit broadband will benefit a huge range of customers whether you are working from home, home-schooling, watching your favourite shows on Netflix or just staying connected with friends and family.

 

All our Gigabit connections come with our award-winning media and Wi-Fi hub with numerous features including parental control and guest access.

 

Our hi-spec router also has the capability of running a home phone service which we will also provide you with a free phone number, and to make it that bit easier we do not charge any line rental fees.

 

We offer affordable packages to suit all households and businesses.

 

Our local sales and support team are always on hand to help in any way we can.

 

To ensure you get a booking and installation as soon as possible, please contact our sales team on 091 395804 or email sales@lightnet.ie to find out if your home is included in our gigabit coverage zones.

Galway Bay FM Interview

Galway Bay FM Interview

“To be honest, I think life has changed forever” sentiments expressed by Keith Finnegan in a recent interview with local broadband provider Lightnet.

 

The changes brought about by COVID 19 are unprecedented and different from anything Ireland’s broadband providers have ever seen.

 

Lightnet are broadband specialists based in the west of Ireland and Managing Director End Broderick joined the Keith Finnegan Show on Galway Bay FM recently to discuss the challenges COVID 19 has presented in many homes throughout Ireland.

 

The present climate shows “An awful lot of people are working from home, an awful lot of people are cocooning, and an awful lot of people are using data”, Keith explains and poses the question has there been a noted increase in data usage within homes?

 

Over that last 5 weeks or so Mr. Broderick has noted ‘Peak traffic is now an all-day norm’. As the shift to virtual technology becomes more prevalent, Enda explains ‘the evening bell curve that we would see on our normal traffic usage has pulled well back and by midday, we are at what we would normally consider as evening traffic.’

 

This unprecedented surge can be attributed to both an increase in people working from home together with an increase in the use of home entertainment. ‘Midmorning traffic compared to this time last year shows a 125% increase on Netflix and a 250% increase on Amazon Prime. Gaming is up 75% and this is a daily average’ Enda adds.

 

Astonished by the figures Keith rightly identifies the type of internet traffic seen during this cocooning phase is similar to what’s seen on Christmas day each year. ‘But you see Christmas is one day, this is going on and on and on!’, Keith exclaims. Mr. Broderick further recognizes the influx of data usage seen on St Patrick Day was very much in line with Christmas day figures.

 

“People have now different working patterns, daily lives are starting earlier and finishing later. There is a change of work environment for everyone and its not just a 9-5 anymore.” Enda explains

 

Lightnet have been building this dedicated network for 14 years now. “So can the network take this?” Mr. Finnegan enquires. Enda assures that there is plenty of capacity yet “we have more surplus and redundant systems which we can bring online as extra feeders if needs be, so there is plenty of capacity to cope with this”.

 

“To be honest, I think life has changed forever”, says Keith “When you see the amount of people working from home and you see the way people have adapted from a school and college point of view, it’s really the future way were going to be living, working and socializing?” he adds. Mr. Broderick agrees “We’ve had this challenge ourselves; all our guys have been a month now working from home. And we’ve actually seen some of the systems we would use come into play with video conferencing apps like zoom suddenly becoming a household name.” “It’s keeping communities together and it’s not just social isolation anymore, you can actually have all that without ever leaving the house.”

 

Some of the Galway Bay listeners went on to commend the service Lightnet are providing with one noting “last month and this month they have given their customer 500gb of data free which is an enormous help to me as I’m working from home and for my student daughter.”

 

Enda explains “We were conscious in the first couple of days when people started getting closed down and working from home, we began to see spikes in usage. We knew this was going to continue for weeks, so we took the initiative to give everyone a free data top-up for the month.” “We figured that was more than double what the average household would use and that should keep people’s usage and bills constant.” “Were also working with a lot of small businesses, all of them with different challenges.

 

Some businesses like supermarkets are really busy whereas others in the hospitality sector, restaurants, bars, hotels were forced to close. They don’t have the financial output but may still need the service for security cameras or booking systems, while they are not in full production, they’re trying to survive themselves, so it’s important we work with them.” Enda adds. “That’s why local is best, and we should be supporting local companies more and more.” Mr. Finnegan advises.

 

Lightnet has seen a huge increase in demand over the past few weeks and households who normally may not have had the necessity for a home internet connection are now finding they can work from home. “Were doing our best to accommodate everyone and we really appreciate the way customer are being so helpful as well. When the guys call to a house, they are observing social distancing and they are conscious of the technician’s health as we are of the customers”. Mr. Broderick outlines

 

Enda concludes, “It’s a different time! What will come out of this is a different look at life. The pace of life has got very, very quick and maybe this will reset the clock on that and give people the option to work from home with less traveling.”

 

As we reflect on the views put forward and the regulations around social distancing that will be in place for some time to come, it’s safe to assume the current climate is bound to reshape the course of business and life as we know it.

 

Fancy getting your home or business hooked up with Lightnet gigabit broadband? Contact our Lightnet sales team today on 091 395804 or email sales@lightnet.ie to find out if your home is included in our gigabit coverage zones.

 

LISTEN TO THE FULL INTERVIEW BELOW…

 

How to work from home: 10 Tips that will help you do it successfully.

How to work from home: 10 Tips that will help you do it successfully.

For many of us working from home has quickly become less of a luxury and more of a necessity.

 

At first working from home may seem like the dream, no commute, no distracting co-workers and you may even squeeze in a few cheeky house chores on your breaks.  However, the novelty will soon wear off.

 

You are now effectively your own boss and it can be lonely; cabin fever sets in and there’s no real end to your working day. Suddenly making a clear distinction between a work-life balance is your biggest challenge. Here are our 10 tips for overcoming these issues and others.

 

  1. Maintain regular hours

 

Set a schedule and stick to it!  Often your morning commute can help you wake up and by the time you get in your ready to work. Going from your pillow to the computer can be a much more difficult transition.

 

Having a clear guide when to work and when to call it a day can help maintain a better work-life balance. Set clear ground rules and now that you have a morning commute out of the way you can make a start on your to-do list earlier.

 

  1. Fail to prepare, prepare to fail

 

Prepare like you’re going to the office otherwise you might find yourself back in bed! Set your alarm, wake up, put on a pot of coffee or go for a jog now that you can avoid the morning commute.

 

Wear something office appropriate, for many the dream is going to work in your PJ’s but for most its counterproductive and blurs the lines between office and home life. Sofa surfing will have a negative impact or your work and leisure time, assigning yourself a dedicated workspace will allow your mind to be more organised and focused.

 

  1. Take a break

 

Your office has a policy on breaks and it’s important to adhere to them at home also. Segment your day or work schedule taking your breaks into account.  Taking the time to walk away from your workspace will prevent burn out and help you stay focused and productive.

 

Don’t short-change yourself, if you return to your desk after 40 minutes walk away for another 20 minutes.

 

  1. Set boundaries

 

Make sure your housemates, partner, children, or even the dog know you’re at work. Just because your working from home doesn’t mean you’re home! Ensure they respect your space during work hours.

 

  1. Plan to succeed

 

Plan out what you’ll be working on ahead of time. Spending time wondering what you’re going to do for the day will just eat into your productivity. It’s important to let your agenda change if you need it to, but it’s equally as important to commit to an agenda that outlines every assignment before you begin.

 

  1. Stay connected

 

Working from home may give you a better focus, but it can also make you feel cut off from what’s happening in the office. Instant messaging applications and videoconferencing tools can make it easy to check in with co-workers and remind you how your work is part of a bigger picture.

 

  1. Match your Music

 

For a lot of us, music is a soundtrack to our day. If you listen to music at work or tune into a particular radio station do the same at home. Unknowingly listening to a particular station structures your working day.

 

These stations will usually have a Morning, afternoon, evening, or home time slot. The music you like triggers the release of feel-good neurotransmitters such as dopamine and serotonin which help you feel relaxed and happy and, therefore, focus better.

 

  1. Phasing out your Phone

 

Where you can set up a phone you only use for calls with colleagues and clients. Similar to some of these other points having a separate phone helps you manage your work-leisure balance.

 

Having a separate phone with also make it easier to avoid checking your social media apps every 10 minutes! Social media is designed to access easily and receiving notifications can be distracting.

 

If you do need to use your private phone during office house, a top tip is to log out of every social account. It’s a guarantee that you won’t be tempted to take too many social breaks during the day.

 

  1. End the day with a routine.

 

Just as you would start the day with a routine its important to create a habit that signifies the end of your working day.

 

You might have a simple routine such as shutting down your computer and turning on a favourite podcast. Whatever you choose, do it consistently to mark the end of working hours.

 

Fancy getting your home business hooked up with super-fast Broadband?  Contact our Lightnet sales team today on 091 395804 or email sales@lightnet.ie to chat to our dedicated sales team.

Unlimited Gigabit Fibre Broadband Has Arrived

Unlimited Gigabit Fibre Broadband Has Arrived

The Unlimited online experience, Lightnet Gigabit Broadband is the fastest broadband network in Ireland.

 

If you’re after the fastest broadband possible then a full-fibre gigabit broadband service is the way to go. It provides an enormous amount of bandwidth that’s enough to handle anything a home user could throw at it, as well as capably serving the needs of small and medium businesses.

 

Lightnet Gigabit broadband is a dedicated internet connection that offers a speed up to whopping 1GB. Those old telephone lines will soon be a thing of the past and this ‘full-fibre’ solution is capable of much quicker speeds when it’s not hindered by an old telephone network.

 

If your connection is shared between many people or you’ve got a large number of net-connected devices in your home then a gigabit service should mean there’ll always be more than enough bandwidth for everyone and everything, even if you’re all streaming HD video and downloading huge files at the same time. For the more technically inclined it’s also an exciting prospect for running servers from home, such as multiplayer gaming, media streaming, or web sites.

 

Lightnet gigabit broadband will allow small businesses and sole traders to take advantage of the faster speeds. Businesses that would be well served by such a speedy connection, not just for file transfers but VOIP and video calls and handling the needs of multiple users.

 

Better still our affordable packages have no string attached or sneaky price hikes. What’s more, when you GoMax your connection you will receive a free next-generation wifi router and 300 call minutes to all Irish landlines and mobiles including international landline calls to UK, Mainland USA, Canada, Australia & New Zealand.

 

Fancy getting your home or business hooked up with Lightnet gigabit broadband? Contact our Lightnet sales team today on 091 395804 or email sales@lightnet.ie to find out if your home is included in our gigabit coverage zones.

Free Customer Data Top Up

Free Customer Data Top Up

Lightnet Broadband offers free data to all customers in response to Covid -19

 

We’re better together…. and here at Lightnet we want to make things a little easier for our customers over the next few difficult weeks. We are giving our customer a FREE 500gb extra data top on their connection. It will be applied automatically to our customers connection to relive the stress that the current Coronavirus situation might bring to households.

 

As schools suspend classes, businesses close and companies ask their employees to work from we understand the pressure on broadband connections will rise. We hope that this added data will make life just a little easier for our loyal customers.

 

We have also tailored packages that assist working from home. Their high-speed broadband connections include unlimited data an award-winning router and free call minutes to Irish mobile, local and international landlines. So even if you find yourself housebound over this worrying period you can still maintain contact with family and friends.

 

Also, our office is still operating as normal, so if you need anything just give us a call…

 

091 395804

Lightnet are now offering high speed broadband with free mobile call minutes.

Lightnet are now offering high speed broadband with free mobile call minutes.

The offer will entitle new customer to a superfast broadband and home phone package with 300 call minutes to Irish landlines and mobiles.

 

For both homes and businesses there is something about a landline phone that give the feeling of reliability and trust. More and more customers are switching to a VoIP phone service, allowing you to keep your landline number while routing calls over the internet. A Voip phone connection allows for greater flexibility and best of all you no longer pay expensive line rental costs!

 

Lightnet is offering new customers its broadband and landline bundle for €55 a month – and what’s more, it comes with a fee award winning router and 300 call minutes to all Irish landlines and mobiles including international landline calls to UK, Mainland USA, Canada, Australia & New Zealand.

 

Our high-speed broadband boasts speeds of up to 100Mbps and up to 150mbps where fibre to the home connections are available. So, whether you’re a gifted gamer, nifty Netflixer or Social media savvy, with an unlimited usage allowance you never have to worry about hidden bills or extra charges giving you more time to enjoy the things you love.

 

For more information on our real deal broadband and landline bundle, contact our Lightnet sales team today on 091 395804 or email sales@lightnet.ie.

Fibre Broadband Fanore Co. Clare

Fibre Broadband Fanore Co. Clare

The long-awaited Fibre Broadband rollout has reached Fanore, Co. Clare, and the surrounding areas. This exciting new high-speed development will be made available to 85 premises. Available for homes, schools and businesses.

Lightnet are delighted to announce the rollout of Fibre Broadband Fanore Co. Clare to the following areas: Balliny North, Craggagh, Craggagh Fanore, Crumlin, Crumlin Ballyvaughan, Derreen West Fanorre, Fanore Ballyvaughan, Fanore Beg, Fanore More, Ballyvaughan and Murrooghtoohy South.

This initial Fibre rollout will go live from the 12th of February 2020. This offer is available for both new and existing Lightnet Broadband customers.

All our Fibre Packages come with our award winning high-spec Wi-Fi router which includes features like, guest access and parental control. Customers will also be provided a free home phone number with no line rental charge. In addition, our competitive Go Max package offers customers 300 call minutes to all Irish local & national landline, Irish mobiles and includes international landline calls to the UK, USA, Canada, Australia & New Zealand.

Lightnet’s High-Speed Fibre broadband benefits all customers who need to stay connected. Whether it’s for business or personal use in today’s fast-moving internet driven environment.

Get in touch today with our local support and sales team. Our team are always here to help keep you connected and provide long-term support and assistance.

To ensure you get a booking and installation as soon as possible, please contact our sales team on 091 395804, or email sales@lightnet.ie. We’d be happy to check your eligibility for Fanore’s new and exciting Fibre broadband connections.