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History of the Network

History of Westnet

WestNet was created out of the demand for Broadband internet access across County Mayo in areas not previously serviced by other providers (ISPs).

An involvement with local communities and groups in County Mayo assisted our growth and enabled to establish the initial backbone of the network, and as the technology has advanced, so has Westnet's coverage and services.

We are now transmitting our services from over 90 locations, and the introduction of WiMAX into the network this year is providing us with even more coverage and capacity for new customers.

We have also upgraded our backhaul link, the main artery feeding bandwidth into our network, which now has a huge capacity that will allow us to continue to expand.

After the humble beginnings of the network starting out in Knockmore and Westport, it now spreads as far west as Mulranny, down to Clonbur, up to Kilfine and over to Charlestown, covering a fair proportion of County Mayo, and will continue to grow with future developments.