Cable Broadband

Compare superfast cable broadband from Ireland’s top providers and find the best deal for you. Bundling cable broadband with home phone and digital TV could save you hundreds. You can also avail of introductory discounts and other sign-up benefits.

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Simply Broadband + Home Essentials
€25 per month for 6 months, then €50 thereafter.
100MbDownload Speed*
20MbUpload Speed
UnlimitedUsage
18 monthsContract Length
Anytime home
Calls Included
€25 per month for 6 months, then €50 thereafter.

Unlimited super-fast broadband and calls to all Irish landlines

Switch to Vodafone

and you'll save €150 on this contract

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Broadband & Off-Peak Calls
€34.99 per month for 12 months, then €59.99 thereafter.
100MbDownload Speed*
20MbUpload Speed
UnlimitedUsage
12 monthsContract Length
Off-peak
Calls Included
€34.99 per month for 12 months, then €59.99 thereafter.

Unlimited superfast broadband and home phone from eir

Switch to eir

and you'll save €300 on this contract

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Bill Save
€30 per month for 12 months, then €50 thereafter.
100MbDownload Speed*
20MbUpload Speed
UnlimitedUsage
12 monthsContract Length
Anytime home
Calls Included
€30 per month for 12 months, then €50 thereafter.

Unlimited superfast broadband with calls to all Irish landlines

Switch to Pure Telecom

and you'll save €240 on this contract

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Fibre Unlimited & Talk Freetime
€35 per month for 12 months, then €55 thereafter.
100MbDownload Speed*
20MbUpload Speed
UnlimitedUsage
12 monthsContract Length
Off-peak home
Calls Included
€35 per month for 12 months, then €55 thereafter.

Enjoy superfast and superunlimited broadband speeds with Sky Fibre

Switch to Sky

and you'll save €240 on this contract

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Broadband & International Calls
€44.98 per month for 12 months, then €69.98 thereafter.
100MbDownload Speed*
20MbUpload Speed
UnlimitedUsage
12 monthsContract Length
International
Calls Included
€44.98 per month for 12 months, then €69.98 thereafter.

Unlimited superfast fibre broadband and home phone from eir

Switch to eir

and you'll save €300 on this contract

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Online Special Bundle
€24 per month for 6 months, then €50 thereafter.
100MbDownload Speed*
20MbUpload Speed
UnlimitedUsage
18 monthsContract Length
Anytime home
Calls Included
€24 per month for 6 months, then €50 thereafter.

Unlimited superfast broadband with calls to all Irish landlines

Switch to Pure Telecom

and you'll save €156 on this contract

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Connect 240
€39 per month for 6 months, then €59 thereafter.
240MbDownload Speed*
24MbUpload Speed
UnlimitedUsage
12 monthsContract Length
World Talk
Calls Included
€39 per month for 6 months, then €59 thereafter.

Superfast Broadband and World Talk from Virgin Media

Switch to Virgin Media

and you'll save €120 on this contract

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Simply Broadband + Home Unlimited
€25 per month for 6 months, then €60 thereafter.
100MbDownload Speed*
20MbUpload Speed
UnlimitedUsage
18 monthsContract Length
Anytime mobile
Calls Included
€25 per month for 6 months, then €60 thereafter.

Unlimited superfast broadband and calls to landlines & mobiles

Switch to Vodafone

and you'll save €210 on this contract

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Fibre Unlimited & Talk Anytime
€42.50 per month for 12 months, then €62.50 thereafter.
100MbDownload Speed*
20MbUpload Speed
UnlimitedUsage
12 monthsContract Length
International
Calls Included
€42.50 per month for 12 months, then €62.50 thereafter.

Enjoy superfast and superunlimited broadband speeds with Sky Fibre

Switch to Sky

and you'll save €240 on this contract

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Fibre Broadband Home with Talk Off-Peak
€42.95 per month
100MbDownload Speed*
20MbUpload Speed
UnlimitedUsage
12 monthsContract Length
Off-peak UK
Calls Included
€42.95 per month

Super-fast fibre broadband and calls from Digiweb

Connect 360
€39 per month for 6 months, then €64 thereafter.
360MbDownload Speed*
36MbUpload Speed
UnlimitedUsage
12 monthsContract Length
World Unlimited Talk
Calls Included
€39 per month for 6 months, then €64 thereafter.

Supersonic Broadband and World Unlimited Talk from Virgin Media

Switch to Virgin Media

and you'll save €150 on this contract

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Total Fibre Bundle
€39 per month for 6 months, then €55 thereafter.
100MbDownload Speed*
20MbUpload Speed
UnlimitedUsage
18 monthsContract Length
Anytime mobile
Calls Included
€39 per month for 6 months, then €55 thereafter.

Unlimited superfast broadband with unlimited calls to Irish mobiles and landlines

Switch to Pure Telecom

and you'll save €96 on this contract

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Fibre Broadband Unlimited
€49.95 per month
100MbDownload Speed*
20MbUpload Speed
UnlimitedUsage
12 monthsContract Length
Anytime UK
Calls Included
€49.95 per month

Super-fast fibre broadband and unlimited calls from Digiweb

Freedom 240
€59 per month
240MbDownload Speed*
24MbUpload Speed
UnlimitedUsage
1 monthContract Length
World Talk
Calls Included

Virgin Media's 30 day contract superfast Freedom 240

Fatpipe Fibre 100 + Simply Phone
€49.99 per month for 3 months, then €59.98 thereafter.
100MbDownload Speed*
20MbUpload Speed
UnlimitedUsage
18 monthsContract Length
Anytime home
Calls Included
€49.99 per month for 3 months, then €59.98 thereafter.

Unlimited fibre broadband and calls from Magnet

Switch to Magnet

and you'll save €29.97 on this contract

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* The "download" speed displayed in Mb is the maximum possible speed you are likely to receive for this product. The actual speed you will get depends on your cabling, your area and (with non-fibre optic products) time of day and how far you are from the telephone exchange. Most providers will tell you the likely speed you will receive when you begin your online sign up - this may differ from the speed displayed in the table. Broadband, home phone and digital TV products are subject to availability at your location.

Cable Broadband Explained

What is cable broadband and how does it work?

Cable broadband is another name for fibre broadband - with cable broadband, broadband is delivered to your home using fibre-optic cables.

Why choose cable broadband?

Also known as fibre broadband, cable broadband is the fastest type of connection available in Ireland, with speeds up to 1,000Mbps available in some areas. Advantages of cable broadband include:

  • It is the best type of broadband for streaming content, like Netflix, NOW TV, or Spotify.
  • You’ll get great reception for video or WiFi calls.
  • You can download movies in minutes.
  • It’s great for gamers, as lag shouldn’t be an issue.
  • It’s ideal for large households, where multiple devices are connected to the internet.
  • Working from home, and downloading large files, will be much easier.
  • You don’t need to have a phone line in order to get cable broadband.

Types of cable broadband?

  • Fibre-to the-Home (FTTH)/ Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband is the fastest type of fibre connection. This type of connection delivers fibre directly into your home, and speeds of up to 1,000Mbps are now available in Ireland through FTTH/FTTP.
  • Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) is more common throughout Ireland. With this type of broadband, the fibre connection is delivered to your nearest cabinet or exchange, and the connection to your home is brought from there by older copper cables. This type of broadband can still offer speeds up to 360Mbps - through Virgin Media - but the actual speed you get will depend on your distance from the exchange.

Are there disadvantages of cable broadband?

The main disadvantage of cable broadband is that, in certain rural areas throughout the country, it still may not be available.

In addition, because it’s the fastest type of broadband, it can sometimes be more expensive than other types of connections.

Who provides cable broadband?

At present, cable broadband is available from many providers, such as:

The likes of SIRO, eir, enet and Virgin Media are continually working to roll out superfast speeds across Ireland, which means it’s getting easier and cheaper than ever to access high-speed internet.

What is the cheapest cable broadband deal?

The cheapest cable broadband package on the market at the moment is the Bill Save plan from Pure Telecom, which costs €30 for the first 12 months, and €50 thereafter.

How do I compare cable broadband deals?

When you’re comparing broadband deals, often price will be the most important factor, followed by speed. You should also consider the contract length, and whether or not you want to bundle the broadband with other services, like home phone or TV.

No cable broadband in my area - what are the alternatives?

If cable or fibre broadband is not currently available in your area, there are some good alternatives out there:

  • ADSL broadband provides a reliable connection, with speeds up to 24Mb, via your phone line.
  • Satellite broadband, which is set up in a household through the installation of a satellite dish; and
  • Mobile Broadband, which provides internet access through a mobile phone signal via mobile dongles and 4G SIMs.
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