Fastest Broadband

Find the best high-speed broadband deals in Ireland. Compare superfast deals from eir, Vodafone, Virgin media, Sky & more.

Virgin Media1Gb Broadband & World Unlimited Talk
900Mb
Speed (average)*
Fibre
Technology
Unlimited
Usage
12 month
Contract
€60p/m
for 6 months, then €90 thereafter.
Ends Soon
Virgin Media500Mb Broadband & World Unlimited Talk
490Mb
Speed (average)*
Fibre
Technology
Unlimited
Usage
12 month
Contract
€46p/m
for 6 months, then €76 thereafter.
Ends Soon
Virgin Media360Mb Broadband & World Talk
355Mb
Speed (average)*
Fibre
Technology
Unlimited
Usage
12 month
Contract
€38p/m
for 6 months, then €68 thereafter.
Ends Soon
Virgin Media250Mb Broadband & World Talk
245Mb
Speed (average)*
Fibre
Technology
Unlimited
Usage
12 month
Contract
€33p/m
for 6 months, then €63 thereafter.
Ends Soon
VodafoneSimply Broadband & Talk
100Mb
Speed*
Part Fibre
Technology
Unlimited
Usage
12 month
Contract
€30p/m
for 12 months, then €55 thereafter.
Add Vodafone Super WiFi for €5 p/m
eirBroadband & Off-Peak Calls
100Mb
Speed (up to)*
Part Fibre
Technology
Unlimited
Usage
12 month
Contract
€29.99p/m
for 12 months, then €65.99 thereafter.
Amazon Prime Video for 1 year
SkyBroadband Superfast & Talk Freetime
100Mb
Speed (up to)*
Part Fibre
Technology
Unlimited
Usage
12 month
Contract
€35p/m
for 12 months, then €55 thereafter.
SkySky Broadband Superfast & Talk Freetime for Sky TV Customers
100Mb
Speed (up to)*
Part Fibre
Technology
Unlimited
Usage
12 month
Contract
€35p/m
for 12 months, then €55 thereafter.
Pure TelecomBill Save
100Mb
Speed (up to)*
Part Fibre
Technology
Unlimited
Usage
12 month
Contract
€35p/m
for 12 months, then €50 thereafter.
Regional BroadbandBroadband and National Mobile
100Mb
Speed (up to)*
Part Fibre
Technology
Unlimited
Usage
18 month
Contract
€23.95p/m
for 6 months, then €50 thereafter.
Pure TelecomOnline Special Bundle
100Mb
Speed (up to)*
Part Fibre
Technology
Unlimited
Usage
18 month
Contract
€24p/m
for 6 months, then €50 thereafter.
DigiwebHome Broadband with Talk Off-Peak
100Mb
Speed*
Part Fibre
Technology
Unlimited
Usage
12 month
Contract
€24.95p/m
for 4 months, then €42.95 thereafter.
eirBroadband & International Calls
100Mb
Speed (up to)*
Part Fibre
Technology
Unlimited
Usage
12 month
Contract
€39.98p/m
for 12 months, then €75.98 thereafter.
Amazon Prime Video for 1 year
SkyBroadband Superfast & Talk Anytime
100Mb
Speed (up to)*
Part Fibre
Technology
Unlimited
Usage
12 month
Contract
€42.50p/m
for 12 months, then €62.50 thereafter.
Regional BroadbandBroadband and International Mobile
100Mb
Speed (up to)*
Part Fibre
Technology
Unlimited
Usage
18 month
Contract
€35p/m
for 6 months, then €55 thereafter.
Pure TelecomTotal Broadband Bundle
100Mb
Speed (up to)*
Part Fibre
Technology
Unlimited
Usage
18 month
Contract
€39p/m
for 6 months, then €55 thereafter.
Pure Telecom100Mb Broadband with TV & Calls
100Mb
Speed (up to)*
Part Fibre
Technology
Unlimited
Usage
12 month
Contract
€49p/m
for 12 months, then €64 thereafter.
Netgem TV Box
Access to all Saorview TV channels
10,000 hours of on-demand content
* The "Speed (average)" displayed represents the speed available to at least 50% of customers. The "Speed (up to)" displayed represents the speed available to at least 80% of customers. The "Speed (absolute)" displayed represents speed available to customers for the advertised plan. Where a provider has not given an "up to, average speed or absolute" speed, the maximum possible speed for the advertised plan is displayed. Broadband product availability is subject to location.

What is considered fast broadband?

Fast or high-speed broadband is a broadband connection that exceeds download speeds above 30Mbps.

The majority of broadband connections in Ireland range from 24Mbps to 100Mbps. But the broadband speed you get will depend on where you live and the availabilty of broadband in your area.

What is superfast broadband?

Superfast broadband is usually a connection speed of 100Mbps and over. Both fibre broadband and SIRO broadband are able to achieve these speeds.

Broadband providers offering speeds up to 1Gb with SIRO powered broadband are:

Check if SIRO Broadband is available in your area with our free broadband checker.

Compare superfast SIRO broadband

Virgin Media also offer speeds from 250Mbps up to 1000Mbps (1Gb) via their own fibre network.

Why choose superfast broadband?

You may want to consider superfast broadband if you:

  • have a large household with many devices connected at the same time
  • stream movies & TV or use catch-up services
  • work from home and need reliable, fast access to the internet
  • play online games

Who is Ireland’s fastest broadband provider?

There are several broadband providers who offer speeds of up to 1Gb, but the speeds in your area will depend on what types of broadband available where you live and what providers are operating.

It’s likely you’ll get one or more of these options:

  • ADSL: uses existing copper telephone wires and connects via your landline.
  • Fibre and Part Fibre: uses fibre optic cables and no phone line is needed.
  • Satellite: connects you via a satellite dish at your home, no phone line is needed.
  • Mobile: connects you to the internet via a USB dongle or modem plugged into your device.

How to get faster broadband

A slow internet connection can occur for a variety of reasons. The type of broadband connection can be a big factor, but if you’re signed up to a plan with decent advertised speeds and your phone line is fine, then it may be something you can solve yourself.

Try these things:

  • move the modem away from devices that could interfere with it, like microwaves, baby monitors or cordless phones
  • make sure your router is not encased in a cabinet or too close to things that may block the signal
  • move the router into the room where you use the internet most
  • update your equipment or use a WiFi extender
  • disconnect all your wireless devices one by one to isolate the problem
  • try our tips on how to speed up slow broadband

If your internet is still slower than expected, contact your provider for support. If they can’t help either, you may want to consider switching to a better broadband deal.

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Alternatives to superfast broadband

In certain areas, particularly in rural areas, fibre or superfast broadband deals are not available.

This is often because of the distance between your house and the nearest cabinet or exchange.

If you’re not in a fibre-enabled area, you may still be able to get a fast broadband connection via wireless, satellite or 5G broadband.

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How can I check my broadband speed?

A broadband speed test can tell you exactly what your upload and download speeds are. Use the free Switcher.ie Broadband Speed Test to find out.

How do I switch?

Switching your broadband provider is quick and easy. If you are still unsure and would like to find out what it means for you, read our guide How to switch broadband providers.

Eoin Clarke
Last updated on 01/09/2021

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