Switcher.ie Broadband Awards 2021

The Switcher.ie Broadband Awards - now in its eight year - is an annual event, designed to reward excellence in the broadband industry.

The awards are judged using a mix of in-depth consumer surveys and an expert judging panel.

The aim of the awards is to help consumers make better-informed buying decisions, by giving them independent feedback on things like the value, speed and customer service available from providers.

The 2021 Winners

Best Broadband BundlePublic choice award

WinnerSky

Best Broadband ProviderPublic choice award

WinnerVodafone

Best Customer ServicePublic choice award

WinnerVodafone

Best Technical SupportPublic choice award

WinnerVodafone

Best TV ContentJudges' choice award

WinnerSky

Best Value Broadband ProviderPublic choice award

WinnerVodafone

TV Provider of the YearSwitcher.ie judges' award

WinnerSky

About the Awards

The Switcher.ie Awards is now in its eight year.

Unfortunately, due to the incredibly challenging circumstances Switcher could not host the annual awards ceremony this year, but in its place Switcher partnered with Focus Ireland to provide 3,000 meals to the homeless.

We hope to be back celebrating in person in 2022!

Focus Ireland

Meet the judging panel

The awards judging panel is made up of leading news and technical journalists.
Ciara O’Brien

Ciara O’Brien

The Irish Times

Ciara O’Brien has been a technology writer since 2002, and joined The Irish Times in 2008. Ciara's a business journalist, specialising in consumer technology, and writes on everything from mobile phones and tablets to very expensive TVs and watches in a weekly column for the paper. She also contributes to the new Irish Times Tech & Innovation podcast.

David O'Shaughnessy

David O'Shaughnessy

Editor, Entertainment.ie

David has been part of the entertainment.ie family since 2011 and Editor since 2018. As Editor, he has to keep his finger on the pulse of all things entertainment, from traditional TV and cinema to new streaming and on demand services and next-gen gaming, to ensure readers get the best news, reviews and recommendations. This also means he's very useful on a quiz team.

John Armstrong

John Armstrong

IrishTechNews.ie

John is the founder and the driving force behind the award winning IrishTechNews.ie. He loves technology in all its forms and is proud to be leading a dedicated team that is disrupting the status quo in media coverage.

While passionate about the Irish Start Up and SME sector, John has a particular interest in the Internet of Things and the connected world we now live in.

Julieanne Corr

Julieanne Corr

The Sunday Times

Julieanne Corr is a news journalist with The Sunday Times, Ireland edition, where she has worked since March 2020. Julieanne covers stories on health, consumer affairs, local government and education. She previously worked as a digital news reporter for The Irish Sun for one year.

Niall Kitson

Niall Kitson

TechCentral.ie

Niall Kitson is editor of online news resource TechCentral.ie. Previously editor of PC Live!, Niall has been tracking the roll-out of broadband in Ireland since 2006, when copper connections were considered state-of-the-art.

On top of his editing duties he manages to find time for the weekly TechRadio podcast and has contributed comment to local and national radio stations, newspapers and, occasionally, television.

Eoin Clarke

Eoin Clarke

CEO, tech expert, Switcher.ie

From broadband deals to TV content, Eoin knows what consumers want to know about all things broadband and TV. He recognises that everyone has their own unique taste and every household wants something different. Eoin's passion lies in making sure consumers know about, find and get the best TV content and broadband packages.

Previous Years

Highlights from previous Switcher.ie Awards