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Broadband in Dublin
There’s a great choice of broadband plans and bundles in Dublin. We take a look at the broadband types and compare packages for features like price and speed to help you decide.
Broadband providers in Dublin
There are six main broadband providers in Dublin.
- Pure Telecom
- Virgin Media
What is the fastest broadband in Dublin?
All the main providers, like Sky, Vodafone and Virgin Media are working to roll out superfast speeds across Ireland, which means it’s getting easier and cheaper to access high-speed, reliable internet.
Fibre broadband powered by the SIRO network is the fastest type of broadband available in Dublin and has so far been rolled out to these towns:
SIRO is 100% fibre and offers speeds of up to 1Gb. You can find out more about SIRO broadband and how it works in our guide, Should you choose SIRO broadband?
Find out whether your specific town in Dublin has fibre broadband by using the dropdown filter at the top of the page.
Living and working from home in Dublin
Dublin is one of Europe’s leading tech cities, according to the Tech Cities of the Future Index, coming in third behind London and Paris.
It’s not surprising, therefore, that it’s also a great place to live for superfast wired and wireless broadband and features in our top towns and cities in Ireland for tech lovers. If you need fast, reliable broadband to work from home, our research found that Swords near Dublin is in the top 10 best places to work from home.
Find out more about how Dublin fared in our Remote Working Index 2021 guide, The best places to work from home in Ireland.
What broadband is available in Dublin?
Here are the types of broadband available in Dublin:
- ADSL broadband is often the cheapest and uses your phone line to provide speeds up to 24Mbps.
- Fibre broadband is the fastest option with speeds up to 1Gb in certain areas.
- Satellite broadband employs satellite technology to bring broadband to rural areas.
- Mobile broadband taps into your existing 4G or 5G phone network using a dongle or mobile modem.
Eir says that its 5G network now reaches 68% of the Irish population. This is up from just 29% at the end of June 2020 and is an ideal 5G mobile broadband option if you live in Dublin.
If you live or work in a place where SIRO broadband hasn’t been rolled out, or you don’t have a landline, find out how to get broadband in Dublin without a phone line.
What’s the cheapest broadband in Dublin?
The cheapest broadband offer isn’t always the best broadband option for your needs.
Broadband Only can often be the cheapest plan, but Broadband and Homephone are competitively priced and there’s often not much difference in price.
If you stream movies, TV shows and sports, you’ll make the best savings if you choose a Broadband & TV package, rather than signing up to them separately.
You can compare prices with our free broadband checker to find the cheapest internet provider in Dublin, but compare all of the plan features so you’re confident of getting the best broadband for your circumstances.
Find the best broadband package
How to choose the best broadband deal
Think about what you want and need from your broadband plan. For example, do you regularly stream movies and watch sport? Do you need a reliable wifi connection to work from home? Are there lots of people in your household or do you live alone?
Consider these things:
- Which internet providers operate in Dublin
- The type of broadband connection which best suits your needs
- The amount you can you afford to pay per month and when the discount period ends
- What broadband speed you really need
- Is broadband only enough or do you want a broadband bundle with phone & TV?
If you’re still not sure about choosing an internet provider our switching broadband guide may help.
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