Broadband Types

There are loads of different broadband types available in Ireland, and the type of broadband you can access at your home will impact on the speed and quality of the service you can get. Our guides on the different broadband types will help you to determine which type is best for you.

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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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Broadband Types

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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Understanding ADSL broadband

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

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