Types of broadband connections in Meath
There are various broadband options in Meath, depending on where you live. Here are the main types:
- ADSL broadband uses an existing landline to provide an internet connection of up to 24Mbps
- Fibre broadband uses fibre-optic cables and can offer speeds of up to 1,000Mbps
- Mobile broadband uses your existing 4G or 5G mobile network to connect
- Satellite broadband requires a satellite dish and uses satellite technology to connect to any home, including rural parts of Ireland
You can read about each type of broadband in more detail in our broadband connection types guide.
What broadband providers offer connections in Meath?
Five main broadband providers service Meath:
- Pure Telecom
What is the fastest broadband in Meath?
Fibre broadband is the fastest connection you can get in Meath. You can find out whether your town has fibre broadband by using the dropdown filter at the top of the page.
SIRO and Virgin Media have both rolled out their networks fairly widely across Meath, and speeds of up to 1,000Mbps are available where those networks are in operation.
If you live in an area without a full fibre connection, you may be able to get a part fibre plan instead.
Do you love technology?
If you love all things tech, Meath ticks lots of boxes, according to our research in 2021.
We used various metrics e.g. 5G broadband coverage and tech sector job prospects, to score each of our 30 Irish towns and cities against.
Kells in Meath claimed 2nd place by being a great place to charge an electric vehicle, buy a home and get a superfast 5G connection.
You can find out more by reading the article in full here: Top 10 towns and cities in Ireland for tech lovers.
How to compare broadband deals in Meath
You’ll need to work out what you want first, so you compare the right deals. Here’s a quick checklist of things to consider:
- Type of broadband e.g. ADSL or fibre
- Type of broadband package e.g. broadband-only or broadband & home phone
- Broadband speed you need, if you’re not sure, our guide covers average speeds in Ireland
- Contract length, you’ll be tied in for this period of time
- Price, consider the cost during and after any introductory discount period
Best broadband packages in Meath
Once you’ve decided what you need you can start comparing broadband packages:
- Broadband-only: These deals don’t require a phone line and may work if you only use your mobile for calls.
- Broadband & phone: Deals with a home phone can be really good value, even if you only make some landline calls. Check that the calls included for free match your needs.
- Broadband, phone & TV: A triple plan offers the biggest savings and just one monthly payment. Check the call plan details and TV channels as well as extras like sport and multi-room
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