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Digitalforge began in May 2004 when Brendan Hurley, a native of Schull who had returned after nearly 20 years abroad, discovered that there was no Broadband available in Schull, or indeed most rural parts of West Cork.

Brendan drew on his years of experience as a Cisco, Microsoft and Red Hat certified computer professional, with years of training and experience on numerous platforms for companies large and small in London, New York, Dublin and Auckland. He put all those years of knowledge to work in building a state-of-the-art Wireless Broadband Network for his home town and surrounds.

Brendan is ably assisted by his Kiwi wife, Jane, who has over 25 years of computing experience gained in Auckland, London and New Jersey. She has experience in Mid-range Systems Management, PC Support, Applications Support, Network and Technical Support. She specialized in the growing area of customer support, designing, implementing and supporting call centre databases and reporting systems. Jane is now responsible for the accounts department of Digitalforge having handed over the reins of day-to-day support to Lia.

Lia Choice is the voice you will hear when calling our offices. She has spent the last 7 years helping hundreds of Digitalforge customers get installed, solve their problems, pay their bills and just about anything else a customer might possibly think to ask! Although she has been in West Cork since she was a teenager, you can still hear her Arizona roots in her calm, friendly conversation.

Benedikt Vepy for the majority of our customers is the installation and repair man. Beno has been installing and maintaining our customers’ equipment with a happy smile on his face for the last 9 years. Beno came to us from Slovakia where he also worked with wireless broadband installations.

Jan Paulini has been with us now nearly 10 years. Jan looks after the telephone systems and backend computer systems. He provides telephone technical support to our customers, maintains our access points and network. He is Brendan’s right hand man and leaps into the fold when the demand for on-site customer support is up. Though many may hear a German accent, the staff at Digitalforge know he is most fluent at binary, communicating in bits and bytes with all things technical.

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