Continued growth and expansion in Irish Technology Firm recognised.
DIGIWEB, Irelands fastest expanding broadband services provider, was announced by Mr. Michael Ahern TD on Wednesday this week as the Overall Winner of the National Enterprise Awards 2004.
The National Enterprise Awards run by the City and County Enterprise Boards, and supported by the National Development Plan, is in its eighth year and recognises small businesses that represent the best of entrepreneurial activity in Ireland.  This year 28 firms competed in the National Enterprise Awards at national level, each having advanced as winners representing their County.
“We’re delighted to have been selected for this award, particularly in light of the very strong competition from the other finalists.” stated Colm Piercy, Managing Director, Digiweb Ltd.  “We’d like to thank very much the Judging Panel and all the City and County Enterprise Boards for this endorsement and recognition of our business, and in particular the entire business development team at Louth County Enterprise Board, who provided the catalyst to enable us to get started initially and since then have provided ongoing support and encouragement”.
Digiweb is expanding rapidly at present, employing 30 today with plans to expand to 60 over the next three years.  Having recently opened offices in Cork and Waterford, the company is already preparing to open offices in the United Kingdom and Bulgaria to support its continued expansion into the European market.   Digiweb is the largest satellite broadband provider in Ireland (and second largest in UK and Ireland) with plans to be in the top three European providers by 2006.  Further, the company is also Ireland’s fastest expanding broadband services provider – using Wireless, Satellite and DSL technology to provide nationwide coverage.
At present the company is completing a deployment programme for the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs to bring broadband internet service to 10 small rural towns which were not being serviced by the national operators.  This programme is due to be completed by the end of November 2004.