25 March 2015
A wide variety of broadband options are available in Wicklow, with plenty of different providers offering internet packages which are suitable for both personal and professional use. To save you time, we've taken a detailed look at what broadband providers can offer you within the area.
The following providers have broadband packages available:
However, it's important to point out that each provider offers different maximum speeds and download limitations, along with pricing and contract structures.
We've calculated that UPC offers the fastest broadband in Wicklow , with its speed clocking in at 240Mb. Their 240Mb Mobile World and Horizon Max TV package costs €50.00 per month, and is a great choice for a range of internet needs – such as streaming television shows or listening to music.
These packages will usually allow wireless internet (suitable for laptops and iPads), as a wireless router is typically included in each provider's broadband package.
Internet is available in many different types – the broadband available in Wicklow includes ADSL, Cable and Mobile Broadband. Each of these options provide different ways of connecting to the internet, with each having its own advantages and limitations.
If price is a priority, the cheapest broadband in Wicklow is offered by Imagine for €19.00 per month. It's important to suggest that many factors will affect the cost of your broadband package – for instance, the length of your contract. We encourage people to always stay on the lookout for the cheapest deal, so be wary of contracts which tie you into an agreement lasting more than one year.
Types of Broadband
Sometimes the cheapest deal can emerge from combining your broadband and TV packages – cable broadband is especially useful for allowing this. Wireless broadband is a popular alternative though, and involves installing a small antenna on your property.
Some providers, such as Sky and UTV Connect, will usually function through a landline – in these situations you'll receive ADSL broadband. If you haven't already got a landline installed in your home, this will usually need to be fitted in order for ADSL broadband to be available.
Finally, mobile broadband can sometimes emerge as the best choice, especially if you're often on the move and online access is essential.