By John Kennedy, Silicon Republic

Hibernia Networks has committed to landing its Tier 1 Express fibre cable at Cork, connecting the city with vital digital and financial markets in the US and UK.

The move follows a recent decision by Hibernia Atlantic to establish a new point-of-presence in Dublin.

The addition of the cable will be a vital shot in the arm for Cork’s digital ambitions.

The region is already home to IT giants such as Apple, IBM and EMC.

No doubt the addition of a fibre cable linking Cork with technology and finance centres in the US, UK and even Asia will have a transformative effect in enabling the city to attract next-generation digital and financial companies.

“Tier 1 international data connectivity from Cork represents an economic opportunity not just for the Cork region but all regions along the Atlantic corridor,” the CEO of Cork Chamber Conor Healy said.

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