There are currently about 1.6 million households and businesses in Ireland that are supposed to be “fibre enabled”. Broadband speeds on fibre are “upto” 100Mb – but speeds will be slower than that in many locations. When complete in 2020 the rollout of fibre will enable at least 1.9 million homes and businesses across Ireland to access high-speed broadband.
Prices Compared – Who Does the Best Deal on Fibre Broadband ?
We only compared deals with the following ….
- speeds of 100Mb or more
- unlimited downloads
- free anytime calls to landlines
The cheapest Fibre broadband bundle with these criteria that we could find was “Bill Save” from Pure Telecom – costing €420 in year one. It has speeds of upto 100 Mb , unlimited downloads and free calls to Irish landlines all day every day. The charge is €50 a month (discounted to €35 for the first 12 months) . This deal is available here.
Vodafone also have a good deal : – upto 100Mb in most urban areas , unlimited downloads and free calls to Irish landlines – It costs €50 a month (reduced to €25 for first 6 months) . This works out at a total of €450 in year one.. Sign up Online Here
Sky : Sky have a Fibre Unlimited: 12 month introductory offer Sky Fibre 100Mb speed unlimited broadband plus free anytime calls to landlines in Ireland and NI plus 20 other countries . It costs €62.50 a month with the first 12 months at €40.50 (works out at €536 in year one including equipment charges). . More details and Sign up Here
Eir – currently have the a fibre broadband deal – working out at €509.75 in year one . With unlimited downloads (Fair usage cap of 1000Gb ) and free anytime calls to Irish landlines and mobiles (Price is €69.98 a month reduced to €39.98 for the first 12 months .
Virgin have a broadband and phone bundle with upto 240Mb speed and anytime calls to Irish landlines ofr €59 a month (reduced to €39 for first 6 months) . This would cost €588 in the first year. (12 month contract).
This bundle also includes 400 anytime minutes per month to fixed landline numbers in 22 international destinations plus USA and Canadian mobiles . Note: Virgin broadband may not be available in some areas where fibre is available . More details and online sign up – Here
You can compare the prices and availability of some of the best deals on broadband wherever you live – here on the Switcher.ie website
Figures checked November 2018