Sky voted best broadband provider at the Switcher Broadband Awards

Vodafone and Virgin Media scoop three gongs, eir seals best broadband innovation award.

Alice Goodwin
by Alice Goodwin on 20th April, 2016

Sky was named Best Broadband Provider at the 2016 Switcher Broadband Awards, in a night when it was victorious in a total of four categories.

Sky was voted Best Broadband Provider for the first time, adding to a haul that included gongs for Best TV Provider,  Best Customer Service and Best Broadband, TV & Home Phone, a new category this year.

Helped by its offer of Simply Broadband for €40, Vodafone picked up prizes for Best Value Home Broadband, alongside the awards for Best Customer Benefits and Best Technical Support.

Virgin Media went home with the important Best Customer Rated Home Broadband and Most Recommended Broadband awards. Switcher analysed the results of 30,000 real-life customer speed tests to award Fastest Home Broadband to Virgin Media.

The other notable winner on the night was eir, who picked up award the Best Broadband Innovation award for the third consecutive year.

Ann-Marie MacKay, Sky Ireland’s Director of Products & Customer Growth, receives the ‘Best Broadband Provider’ award from Eoin Clarke, Managing Director of

All the winners and runners up are displayed for each of the 12 categories below:

Eoin Clarke, Managing Director of Switcher , said: “Broadband isn’t a luxury - today it’s seen as a life essential and we rely heavily on companies to provide us with a fast, reliable service and good support, particularly if something goes wrong.

“This is why it’s important that consumers have access to independent and impartial feedback so they can decide on the best supplier and package for their needs. Our awards help to provide this. They are the only ones in Ireland that recognise the companies that are innovating and working hard to provide households with the best products and services and I’d like to congratulate all of the winners and nominees on their achievements this year.

“A particular congratulations goes to Sky, who picked up the overall Best Broadband Provider award, as well as three other awards on the night. For the first time, we’ve got an award for the Best Broadband, TV and Home Phone provider, which was also scooped up by Sky. This category highlights the importance of bundles, which can offer great value and convenience to customers.

“Given the amount of new products coming on-stream each year, innovation is also increasingly important. eir were given the award for Best Broadband Innovation by our panel of judges for the third year running. We also know that speed is an important factor for broadband customers, and our speed test data showed Virgin Media to have the Fastest Home Broadband.

“By highlighting the best broadband providers and products at this annual event, we hope to equip broadband users with an important, independent classification that can only help when selecting the right broadband package for their needs.”

For a complete list of all the winners head over to our Broadband Awards page.