Rural Broadband

Living in rural Ireland and looking for a broadband solution? Compare the lastest broadband deals ideal for rural Ireland including ASDL, Fibre & Satellite deals.

eir24Mb Broadband & Off-Peak Calls
24Mb
Speed*
ADSL
Technology
Unlimited
Usage
12 month
Contract
€29.99p/m
for 12 months, then €59.99 thereafter.
Amazon Prime Video for 1 year
FREE eir sport pack
SkyBroadband Essential & Talk Freetime
10Mb
Speed (average)*
ADSL
Technology
Unlimited
Usage
12 month
Contract
€35p/m
for 12 months, then €51 thereafter.
VodafoneSimply Broadband 24Mb & Talk
24Mb
Speed*
ADSL
Technology
Unlimited
Usage
12 month
Contract
€30p/m
for 12 months, then €55 thereafter.
Pure TelecomOnline Special NGB Bundle
24Mb
Speed*
ADSL
Technology
Unlimited
Usage
18 month
Contract
€24p/m
for 6 months, then €50 thereafter.
eir24Mb Broadband & International Calls
24Mb
Speed*
ADSL
Technology
Unlimited
Usage
12 month
Contract
€39.98p/m
for 12 months, then €69.98 thereafter.
Amazon Prime Video for 1 year
FREE eir sport pack
Regional BroadbandBroadband and National Mobile 24Mb
24Mb
Speed*
ADSL
Technology
Unlimited
Usage
18 month
Contract
€35p/m
for 6 months, then €50 thereafter.
SkyBroadband Essential & Talk Anytime
10Mb
Speed (average)*
ADSL
Technology
Unlimited
Usage
12 month
Contract
€42.50p/m
for 12 months, then €58.50 thereafter.
Regional BroadbandBroadband and International Mobile 24Mb
24Mb
Speed*
ADSL
Technology
Unlimited
Usage
18 month
Contract
€45p/m
for 6 months, then €55 thereafter.
* 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 rural broadband?

Rural broadband is broadband that’s available in more rural parts of Ireland. It can sometimes lack the reliability and speed of broadband in larger urban areas, primarily because it’s more difficult to reach these areas with the required cabling.

What is SIRO?

SIRO is a joint venture company between ESB and Vodafone which is working to deliver a 100% fibre-to-the-building (FTTB) broadband network using the existing ESB network offering 1Gb download and upload speeds.

SIRO is offered on an open-access basis to all telecoms retailers in Ireland - Airwire, Vodafone, Sky, Digiweb, Carnsore Broadband, Rocket Broadband, WestNet and Kerry Broadband have all partnered with SIRO to offer services to customers. So far, over 120,000 premises are covered with SIRO’s network.

What is the cheapest rural broadband broadband deal?

Vodafone currently have the cheapest rural broadband package - its their Simply Broadband 24Mb & Talk plan which costs €30 for the first 12 months, and €55 thereafter.

What is the fastest rural broadband broadband deal?

The 24Mb Broadband & Off-Peak Calls + eir sport plan from eir has speeds of up to 24Mb.

I live in rural Ireland - what are my options?

ADSL Broadband

  • Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line broadband uses an existing home phone line to provide an internet connection of up to 24Mb.
  • Your distance from the nearest telephone exchange and the quality of your phone connection could impact your speed.
  • ADSL broadband providers include Digiweb, eir, Pure Telecom, Sky, and Vodafone.

Satellite Broadband

  • Satellite broadband is set up in a household through the installation of a satellite dish.
  • Satellite broadband can provide an internet connection to any home
  • Packages will have a cap on downloads - ranging from 8-50GB P/M.
  • bigblu is one of the main providers.

Mobile Broadband

  • Is provided through a mobile phone signal.
  • The technology is the same as the one that lets you use your mobile phone, so many network carriers offer mobile broadband via mobile dongles and 4G SIMs.
  • If your mobile phone signal is bad, you’ll likely get poor mobile broadband signal, too.
  • Data allowances can be quite low, and the charges for going above the limit tend to be steep.

Fibre Broadband

  • Fibre broadband may not be an option for people in rural areas, but check what’s available where you live, as providers like Virgin Media and eir are rolling out in more and more places.

Can I add TV or phone?

If you want to go for a deal that includes phone and/or TV with your broadband, you will be able to do this with some packages.

This will depend on the provider you opt for, and the type of broadband connection - for example, as ADSL broadband runs through phone lines, you will usually be able to include home phone as part of an ADSL package.

How to switch broadband providers

Switching your broadband is quick and easy and could save you a bundle. Here’s a look at the best offers in Ireland and everything you need to know about switching to a better broadband deal.

Broadband speeds in Ireland

A fast, reliable broadband connection is vital for a quality, hassle-free broadband service. Here’s all of the information you need on broadband speeds in Ireland.

Broadband connection types

The broadband connection types available where you live will affect the speeds you can get. Find out about what’s available in your area and what it means for your online experience.

5G broadband in Ireland

The rollout of 5G broadband could bring about lightning-fast speeds and rock-solid connections for homes and businesses across Ireland. Here’s all you need to know about 5G broadband, who offers it and when it will be available near you.

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