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Your complete guide to broadband in Ireland
Whether you want super fast internet speeds, cheaper prices or a terrific new TV bundle - our complete guide to broadband has everything you need, including the best broadband deals from Ireland’s top providers.
- Part 1 Broadband in Ireland
- Part 2 Types of broadband connection
- Part 3 Choosing a broadband deal
- Part 4 Switching your broadband
Our expert says
Broadband speeds in Ireland are constantly improving with more deals, bundles and ways to connect than ever before.
For gamers and streamers, fibre broadband is a fast, flexible option with speeds of up to 1Gbps. If you’re in a more rural location, 4G or 5G mobile broadband could be an option, as well as a satellite or fixed wireless connection.
Providers always keep the best discounts for new customers, so it pays to switch when your contract is up. It could also mean less lag time, better customer service and exclusive offers. The cheapest deal may not always be the best value though, so make sure to check contract length, connection speeds and price after discounts.
If you watch TV, you can save by bundling your TV and internet together, and many packages now include streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.
More than 1m homes now connected to Eir's full fibre network
22 February 2023: Eir have passed more than 1m Irish households with it’s super-fast, full fibre to the home (FTTH) broadband network. Their aim is to reach 1.9m, or 84% of households, by the end of 2026.
The milestone means more consumers can now avail of super-fast, gigabit internet and could set Ireland on the map as one of the best countries in the EU for high-speed internet access.
In 2022, Ireland was ranked the 8th most fibre-connected country in Europe by Eurostat.
Sky to hike broadband and TV prices in April
9 February 2023: Sky Ireland is increasing prices on its broadband and TV services from April. The 5.1% price rise across all products will mean customers could be paying up to €7.00 more per month for TV bundles, with the average customer hit by a rise of around €50 per year.
Sky has started contacting customers to notify them of the increase, the first since 2021. Vodafone, eir and Three are all pushing up prices in April across broadband, TV and mobile services.
NBI broadband now available in 26 counties
4 Jan 2023: National Broadband Ireland (NBI), the company rolling out the Government’s National Broadband Plan, have announced that all 26 counties now have access to their super-fast broadband network.
Longford was the last county to connect, meaning 271,148 premises have access to minimum broadband speeds of 500MBs. The Government’s aim is to have all Irish households connected by 2028.
New plan for full gigabit internet by 2028
11 Dec 2022: The government have launched a new digital connectivity strategy which aims to have all Irish households connected to a high-speed, gigabit (1Gbps) internet network by 2028.
Under the plan, all populated areas will also be covered by 5G by 2030. The targets will be achieved through the National Broadband Plan (NBI) and commercial investment in broadband services.
Currently, over 102,000 premises can order high-speed fibre broadband from an NBI retail partner.
Vodafone customers to access Virgin’s full fibre network
27 October 2022: Virgin Media and Vodafone have agreed a wholesale network access deal which will give Vodafone customers access to Virgin’s expanding full fibre network.
Virgin Media is in the process of a three year, €200 million plan to upgrade its network to full fibre, which will offer speeds of up to 10Gbps.
The company has already upgraded over 150,000 premises to fibre across the Virgin network.
Netflix regains streaming service top spot
18 October 2022: Netflix subscriber numbers have jumped to 223 million - allowing them to reclaim the title of world’s largest video streaming service. The company had lost 1.2 million customers in the first half of the year but regained 2.4 million during the summer, pushing them ahead of Disney+ and Hulu once again.
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With so many things to think about, finding the right broadband can be difficult. Here’s a no fuss ‘How to’ on four main areas: availability, speed, broadband connection and switching providers.
Find the best broadband in your area
To find the best broadband deal, you can check the broadband availability in your area with our broadband checker. If you want to know when fibre broadband might be coming to your area, you can use the online map on gov.ie , eir or Siro.
Use a broadband speed test
Every broadband connection has two speed types. Download speed, to measure things like the streaming speed of music and videos, and upload speed, to measure how fast you can upload data, like sending emails.
- You can test your broadband speed using our broadband speed test.
- Running the test a few times, at different points in the day, will give you a more accurate idea of your speed.
- You should also exit all programs, cancel downloads and turn off devices and appliances.
If you regularly stream movies you may want a minimum download speed of 50Mbps. .
Get broadband with no landline
Some broadband connections require a phone line, but many providers offer packages that use a phone cable but don’t charge you for a call plan.
There are alternatives if you can’t have a phone line, such as full fibre, mobile, or satellite.
Switch broadband providers
Before switching providers, you should check there are no cancellation fees with your current contract. Consider what kind of plan you need, as well as what’s available in your area.
To easily switch and save:
- Compare and choose the best broadband deal on Switcher.ie.
- Read the Plan Info to check all the details.
- Complete the online form.
- Receive a call from your new provider; give some more details.
- Give your current provider cancellation notice.
- Agree a date for switching with your new provider.
- Cancel any direct debits with your old provider.
eir, Virgin Media and Vodafone offer full fibre broadband which gives speeds of up to 1Gbps.
Weigh up low prices with all features of the broadband plan. See if it matches your expectations for speed, contract type and service too.
eir, Imagine, Three and Vodafone offer mobile broadband. 5G broadband can reach speeds of 1Gbps.
TV and Broadband
If you’re already paying separately for TV, consider a TV and internet bundle. Some plans now include add ons like Amazon Prime.
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Our awards aim to help consumers make better buying choices by providing independent feedback on things like value for money and customer service. The Awards are selected by an in-depth consumer survey and verdicts from Switcher judges.