Broadband Guides

Ensuring you have the best broadband deal for you can be a daunting prospect – there are so many numbers and technical terms used it can be difficult to know where to start. Our guides will help you through the minefield – saving you both time and money in the process.

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Switching broadband providers

Switching is quick and easy, so why not see if there’s a new deal that could suit you?

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Broadband speeds in Ireland

A fast, reliable broadband connection is vital for a quality, hassle-free broadband service, so we’ve got all of the information you need on broadband speeds available in Ireland.

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Broadband connection types

The broadband connection types available in your area will influence the speeds you can get.

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A guide to switching Digital TV providers

Are you unhappy with your current TV package, or moving home and need to look for a new provider? We’ve got information on everything you need to consider if you’re shopping for a new TV deal.

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A guide to the basic Sky TV packages

Sky TV is generally considered best in class. We’ve got all the info you need, whether you want a standalone TV plan, or you’d prefer a package with broadband and phone included too.

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A guide to TV movie packages

If you’re a real movie fan, the chances are that - when you’re signing up for a TV package - you’re going to want at least some movie channels, or on-demand movies, included.

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A guide to TV sports packages

Sports fan? If so, the chances are your standard TV package might not cut it and you’ll want to add on at least some dedicated sports channels. We’ve got info on what’s available.

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A guide to Virgin Media TV packages

Virgin Media has some great TV deals - whether you want a standalone TV plan, or you’d prefer a package with broadband and phone included too.

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A guide to Vodafone TV packages

We’ve got all the information you need on the various TV packages, deals and add-ons available from Vodafone.

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A guide to choosing broadband

With all of the choice on the market at the moment, choosing a new broadband deal can seem like a daunting task, but this guide can help.

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Best broadband for online gaming

What do you really need to look for if you need broadband that’s suitable for online gaming? We’ve got all of the information you need…

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Broadband consumer rights

For any product you buy - or service you sign up to - it’s really important that you’re aware of your consumer rights.

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Pros and cons of getting a landline phone with your broadband plan

Whether or not you opt for one will depend on a number of factors.

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A guide to eir broadband

Thinking of switching to eir? This guide has all of the important information on eir’s broadband speeds, packages and prices.

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A guide to Vodafone broadband

We’ve got all of the information on the broadband speeds, packages and prices available from Vodafone.

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Broadband options without a phone line

Don’t have or don’t want a phone line? Don’t worry, you can still get decent broadband.

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Sky Broadband in Ireland

If you’re thinking of switching to Sky broadband, this guide is a great place to start, with all of the information you’ll need on speeds, packages and prices.

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A guide to eir TV packages

With free eir Sport for all eir broadband customers, and a great selection of channels, eir could be a good option if you’re looking for a new TV deal.

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Existing Sky TV customer? There are lots of upgrade options available.

Upgrading your Sky plan is quick and easy - whether you want to add extra channels or even sign-up for broadband.

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What is mobile broadband?

Mobile broadband is internet access that is provided to customers through a mobile phone signal - either via mobile dongles, a 4g router, or 4g SIMs.

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High-speed broadband in Ireland

We’ve got all of the information you need on superfast broadband, and how you can get the fastest broadband package to suit your needs.

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How to stay safe online

The internet can be a risky place especially for your personal data. Here’s how to stay safe online.

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Are you an existing eir customer? Here's what you need to know about upgrade deals.

If you already have eir broadband, it’s hassle-free to add on TV.

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Rural broadband options in Ireland

We’ve got all of the information you need on what your broadband options are if you live in rural Ireland.

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TV streaming in Ireland

Streaming is getting more and more popular all the time - we’ve got all the info you need on how to stream your favourite content.

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Broadband availability

When it comes to broadband availability, the type of broadband and speed you can you get will largely depend on where you live.

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What is Cable broadband?

Cable broadband is another name for fibre broadband, meaning it delivers broadband to your home using fibre-optic cables. This is the fastest type of broadband available in Ireland.

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Fibre-optic broadband explained

Fibre Broadband offers much higher connection speeds than the likes of DSL, mobile, or satellite broadband - with Fibre-to-the-Home allowing speeds of up to 1,000Mb.

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A guide to NOW TV - the 'no strings' streaming service

Interested in dipping your toe into paid TV content, but don’t want to sign up to a lengthy contract? NOW TV could be exactly what you’re looking for…

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Broadband data limit - How much is enough?

Knowing about data limits and understanding how much data various activities are likely to use can be really useful and will help you to avoid any potential penalties for going over your limit.

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A guide to slow broadband

Suffering with slow broadband? We’ve got information on why you might be having problems, how to check your speeds, and ways you can improve slow broadband.

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A guide to Virgin Media broadband

Thinking of switching to Virgin Media? We’ve got all of the information you’ll need on broadband speeds, packages and prices.

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What is wireless broadband?

With the amount of devices in a home nowadays, being able to connect to the internet wirelessly is increasingly important.

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Best broadband for streaming

Streaming is becoming more and more popular all the time, with many people even ditching their usual TV packages and music players in favour of a subscription to a TV or music streaming service.

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What is a wireless router?

A wireless router connects to a modem and transmits WiFi signal throughout your home so you can use the internet wirelessly, without connecting your devices directly to the modem.

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Understanding broadband charges

Knowing and understanding what’s on your bills is really important, so you can be sure you’re being charged correctly.

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Guide to satellite broadband in Ireland

Struggling to get fibre or ADSL broadband where you live? Satellite broadband could be the answer.

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What SIRO can do for you

SIRO is a joint venture from the ESB and Vodafone that uses the existing electricity network to provide 100% fibre broadband.

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Understanding ADSL broadband

This is the most common broadband type in Ireland, but how does it work and is it reliable?