The Cork City Metropolitan Area Network (CCMAN) commenced construction in February 2003. The project, 90% grant aided by the Government under the National Development Plan 2000-2006, is co-funded by the EU under the European Regional Development Fund. This network was completed on budget and within the contract period and provides wholesale bandwidth services to authorised telecoms operators. The CCMAN provides a 55km fibre optic telecommunication infrastructure around Cork City ( Cork Metropolitan Area Network). The route provides broadband and other telecommunication services to the key Industrial and Business Parks, Local Government, Health Organisations, Education Facilities, Other Public Buildings, Emergency Services as well as Telecommunications PoPs (Points of Presence).
To date, there are 22 authorised telecoms operators using the network to provide broadband and other telecoms services to businesses and residential users alike.
The MANs are being independently managed for the State by e|net. e|net operates as a wholesaler of access to the MANs and offers a full suite of products including ducting, sub-ducting, dark fibre, high fibre, high level managed capacity, co-location facilities and relevant auxiliary services. For further information on the range of products see http://www.enet.ie