A newly-opened digital working hub in Donegal has been given a 1 gigabit broadband connection as part of an initiative by Siro and Vodafone.

The DigiHub, which is located at the BASE Enterprise Centre in Stranorlar in Donegal, offers co-working and networking space to local companies and entrepreneurs.

It has been given the gigabit internet connection as part of Siro and Vodafone's Gigabit Hub Initiative, which aims to bring high-speed connectivity to remote working hubs in the country.

DigiHub is the 16th location to be added to the initiative.

"The BASE is a core part of the regeneration strategy for Stranorlar, Ballybofey and the surrounding area," said Kieran Doherty, chairperson of BASICC, the not-for-profit organisation that runs the BASE centre. "In order for the area to flourish, we have to be able to connect to any part of the world instantly and gigabit connectivity means that we have the same world class broadband that is available in international hubs like Tokyo or Singapore."

"The trend of migration and commuting from towns and villages across Ireland to cities is reversing, with more people returning to the regions as a result of the pandemic," said Siro CEO John Keaney. "By delivering Gigabit connectivity to the BASE Enterprise Centre, we have made remote working a reality for over 70 professionals and ensuring it's as easy to do business in the Finn Valley as anywhere else in country.

"Digital hubs drive a broader local start-up culture stimulating wider job creation in the towns in which they are located. They offer the potential to create high-value and sustainable jobs in our regions."