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1M100 Fibre Broadband
Virgin Media
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£24.00 per month
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New customers only. Average upload speeds of 10Mbps. Virgin Media Hub 3.
  • 108Mb Average Speed
  • Unlimited Monthly downloads
  • Zero One-off Cost
  • 18 Month Contract
  • No phone line
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2Fibre 2
BT
£110 Reward Card
£32.99 per month
£110 Reward Card
  • £110 Reward Card
  • No setup fees or postage
New customers only. Stay Fast Guarantee – get the speeds promised or money back. £100 worth security, anti-virus protection & parental controls.
  • 67Mb Average Speed
  • Unlimited Monthly downloads
  • Zero One-off Cost
  • 24 Month Contract
  • No phone line
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£110 Reward Card
£32.99 per month
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3Broadband + Evening & Weekend CallsJohn Lewis
£19.00 per month
For small households. 24/7 freephone UK customer support. Includes PC security package. First month payable upfront.
  • 10Mb Average Speed
  • Unlimited Monthly downloads
  • Zero One-off Cost
  • 12 Month Contract
  • Inclusiveevening & weekend calls
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£19.00 per month
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4Fibre 65
TalkTalk
£75 Reward Card
£25.00 per month
£75 Reward Card
  • £75 Reward Card
  • Free installation offer
New customers only. Free to leave within first 30 days.
  • 67Mb Average Speed
  • Unlimited Monthly downloads
  • Zero One-off Cost
  • 18 Month Contract
  • Pay as you go calls
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£75 Reward Card
£25.00 per month
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5Full Fibre 100BT
£34.99 per month
Dedicated fibre connection to your door. Get the speeds promised or £20 back. Up to 25x faster than superfast fibre.
  • 150Mb Average Speed
  • Unlimited Monthly downloads
  • Zero One-off Cost
  • 24 Month Contract
  • No phone line
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£34.99 per month
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6Superfast 2 Fibre BroadbandVodafone
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£21.50 per month
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Control your WiFi with the Vodafone Broadband app. Free Amazon Fire HD 8 for existing PAYM customers.
  • 67Mb Average Speed
  • Unlimited Monthly downloads
  • Zero One-off Cost
  • 24 Month Contract
  • Pay as you go calls
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£21.50 per month
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7Unlimited Fibre Extra
Plusnet
£70 Reward Card
£24.00 per month
£70 Reward Card
  • £70 Reward Card
  • Free activation worth £10
New customers only. Award winning UK customer service. Free calls to other Plusnet landline numbers. First month payable upfront.
  • 66Mb Average Speed
  • Unlimited Monthly downloads
  • Zero One-off Cost
  • 18 Month Contract
  • Pay as you go calls
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£70 Reward Card
£24.00 per month
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8Unlimited Broadband
Plusnet
£70 Reward Card
£18.50 per month
£70 Reward Card
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  • Free activation worth £5
New customers only. UK based customer service. Free calls to Plusnet customers. First month payable upfront.
  • 10Mb Average Speed
  • Unlimited Monthly downloads
  • Zero One-off Cost
  • 12 Month Contract
  • Pay as you go calls
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£70 Reward Card
£18.50 per month
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9Superfast 1 Fibre BroadbandVodafone
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£19.50 per month
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Control your WiFi with the Vodafone Broadband app. Free Amazon Fire HD 8 for existing PAYM customers.
  • 38Mb Average Speed
  • Unlimited Monthly downloads
  • Zero One-off Cost
  • 24 Month Contract
  • Pay as you go calls
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10Unlimited Broadbanditalk
£19.99 per month
No unexpected price increases during your contract. No caps, no limits, no extra fees.
  • 10Mb Average Speed
  • Unlimited Monthly downloads
  • £9.95 One-off Cost
  • 24 Month Contract
  • Pay as you go calls
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£19.99 per month
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Broadband speeds are dependent on where you live and you may receive slower speeds than listed. Broadband is subject to availability – check with the provider. All our monthly costs are inclusive of line rental. Prices may change during this period unless otherwise stated. You should have the right to cancel without penalty if your provider increases charges during the minimum term of your contract. All prices are inclusive of VAT except business prices. Contract lengths may vary.

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In this guide

  1. How to find broadband near you
  2. Irish internet service providers
  3. Is fibre-optic available across all of NI?
  4. Should I consider cheap broadband?
  5. Is mobile broadband a good alternative?
  6. Broadband availability

Broadband provision in Northern Ireland has some important differences to UK provision. This page will explain what’s are available in Northern Ireland, from which providers, and will help you compare broadband deals in NI to find one that’s right for you.

How to find broadband near you

Our postcode checker will help you find what’s available in your area. Simply enter your postcode and filter results by what’s most important to you - whether this is price, popularity, speed or something else.

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Irish internet service providers

Broadband in Northern Ireland can be a very mixed bag. In some areas, such as the densely populated regions in and around Belfast and Londonderry, you’ll find a good choice of Irish providers offering fast and reliable cover. These include big names like BT, Sky and Virgin Media - the only Irish fibre provider.

In more rural areas of Northern Ireland, however, fixed-line broadband is less widely available, meaning that many people must rely on mobile coverage, if this is available.

Here’s a run-down of providers, and what you can expect from each one.

BT broadband: BT are big in Northern Ireland, and provide almost all of the standard home broadband services that make use of the existing phone network. The brand also offers superfast fibre in densely populated areas, making the brand a popular choice for bigger and busier households.

Read the BT review.

EE broadband: Known primarily as a mobile provider, EE offers both broadband and mobile these days. The provider has the widest geographical coverage compared to other mobile providers and reaches 88% of the country. Read the EE review.

John Lewis Broadband: Despite the brand’s upmarket reputation, John Lewis provides some of the most affordable broadband deals, with both standard and fibre services available. Read the John Lewis broadband review.

Plusnet broadband: If you’re in Northern Ireland, Plusnet can provide you with a broadband connection, as long as your local BT exchange is enabled. Read the Plusnet review.

Post Office broadband: The Post Office is consistently among the cheapest providers and offers a solid basic service for your internet needs. If you want something simple with no-frills, have a closer look at this ISP. Read the Post Office review.

Sky broadband: Sky broadband is available across most of Northern Ireland, with a choice of Sky Broadband Lite and Sky Broadband Unlimited. Use our free postcode checker to find out exactly which Sky packages are available in your area. Read the Sky review.

TalkTalk broadband: One of the best options for the budget-conscious, TalkTalk offers low monthly costs through the term of your contract. Read the TalkTalk review.

Virgin Media broadband: If you live in an area of Northern Ireland covered by Virgin broadband, you may be able to access the very fastest home broadband packages in the whole country. Virgin Media fibre optic broadband is carried by the brand’s cable network and is not only reliable but incredibly speedy. Read the Virgin review.

If you’re looking for broadband deals near you, use our postcode checker to find out what’s currently available in your area. You can also check out our expert reviews to get a better idea of what you can expect from each provider.

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Is fibre-optic available across all of NI?

Yes, it’s possible to get a fibre-optic connection in some areas of Northern Ireland. Virgin Media and BT dominate the market and are available in and around the country’s largest towns and cities, including Belfast, Londonderry, Coleraine & Ballymena.

Fibre is still being rolled out across the country and new areas are getting connected to all the time.

If you want to find out what’s available near you, use our postcode checker at the top of the page. Once the results have loaded, sort by ‘download speed’ at the top of the deals.

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Should I consider cheap broadband?

ISPs including The Post Office, Plusnet and John Lewis Broadband are some of the cheapest in Northern Ireland, with deals starting from £18.50 per month.

Choosing a deal that’s right for you, however, should never be done based on price alone. Make sure you’re paying for the right internet speed to suit the number of people in your household and the things they enjoy doing online regularly - otherwise the savings you make could be a false economy.

Finding the best cheap broadband deals in Northern Ireland is easier with our free postcode checker. We’ll show you a complete list of all of the broadband deals and special offers that you can choose from where you live. You can compare the full list, or narrow down deals based on the criteria you select.

If you’re not sure what broadband speed you need, our guide can help you make a choice depending on a number of variables.

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Is mobile broadband a good alternative?

Mobile broadband may be your best option to access the internet at home in some parts of Northern Ireland. This is particularly true for people living in very rural areas that are not connected to the phone network by phone line or fibre-optic cable.

Mobile broadband uses the mobile network and reception varies, depending on what area you’re in. If there’s no coverage, mobile broadband won’t be an option either.

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Broadband availability

The availability of broadband in Northern Ireland depends on critical factors like the topography and geography of the country, as well as the widespread variations in population density.

Check what choices you have in your area with our broadband Northern Ireland postcode checker at the top of this page.

On the whole, the following areas have good, high or very high broadband availability:

Belfast

BT1, BT2 & BT3 Belfast City Centre; BT4 Stormont & Sydenham (Victoria); BT5 Castlereagh/Gilnahirk; BT6 Cregagh; BT7 Ormeau Road; Lower Ormeau, Ormeau Bridge, Upper Ormeau & Donegall Pass; BT8 Carryduff; BT9 Laganbank including Lisburn Road, Malone & Taughmonagh; BT10 Finaghy.

Greater Belfast

BT11 & BT12 Andersons town including Falls Road & Glen Road; BT13 including Shankill Road area, Highfield & Woodvale; BT14 Ballysillan including Upper Ballysillan; BT15 Alexandra Park, Shore Road & Skegoneill Avenue; BT16 Dundonald including portions of A20 Upper Newtownards Road; BT17 including Dunmurray & Hannahstown.

Armagh

BT60 & BT61 Armagh including Collone, Hamiltonsbawn, Loughgall, Keady, Kilmore, Richhill & Tynan.

Ballymena

BT42 & BT43 Ballymena including Carnlough, Cloughmills, Cushendall, Loughguile, Portglenone & Rasharkin; BT44 Carnlough, Cloughmills, Cushendall, Loughguile, Portglenone & Rasharkin.

Bangor (North Down)

BT19 & BT20 Bangor including Ballygrot, Crawfordsburn, Groomsport & Helen’s Bay.

Coleraine

BT51 & BT52 Coleraine including Aghadowey, Castlerock & Kilrea.

Craigavon

BT62 including Craigavon & Portadown; BT63Gilford & Lawrencetown; BT64 Craigavon West; BT65 Craigavon East; BT66 including Dollingstown, Lurgan & Waringstown.

Dungannon

BT70 Dungannon including Ballygawley Pomeroy; BT71 Dungannon including Ardboe & Coalisland.

Enniskillen

BT74 Enniskillen centre; BT92 Lisnaskea & Newtownbutler; BT93 Belleek, Derrygonnelly & Kesh; BT94 including Ballinamallard, Irvinestown, Lisbellaw & Maguiresbridge.

Lisburn

BT27 Lisburn including Ballylesson, Drumbo, Hillhall Hillsborough, Lamberg, Legacurry; BT28 Lisburn including Aghalee, Glenavy, Maghaberry & Magheragall.

Londonderry

BT47 Londonderry Claudy, Dungiven, Derry, Edlington, Faughan Valley & Waterside; BT48 Ballynagard, Colion, Coshquin & Rosemount.

Newtownabbey

BT36 Newtownabbey including Ballyclare, Glengormley, Mallusk & Templepatrick; BT37 including Greenisland & Whiteabbey.

Other areas of Northern Ireland

On the whole, the following areas of Northern Ireland tend not to enjoy as high a level of broadband availability as the more densely populated areas above. These areas tend to have medium to good broadband availability, but lower fibre optic broadband availability:

BT18 Holywood; B21 Donaghadee; B22 & B23 Newtownards; BT24 Ballynahinch; BT25 Dromore; BT26 Hillsborough; BT27 & BT28 Lisburn; BT29 Crumlin & BT30 Downpatrick.

BT31 Castlewellan & Ballyward; BT32 Banbridge; BT33 Newcastle (Co. Down); BT34 & BT35 Newry; BT36 & BT37 Newtownabbey; BT38 Carrickfergus; BT39 Ballyclare & BT40 Larne including Ballygally & Greenisland.

BT41 Antrim; BT45 Magherafelt; B46 Maghera; BT49 Limavady; BT53 Ballymoney; BT54 Ballycastle; BT55 Portstewart; BT56 Portrush; BT57 Bushmills; BT68 Caledon; BT69 Aughnacloy; BT75 Fivemiletown, BT76 Clogher; BT77 Augher; BT78 & BT79 Omagh; BT80 Cookstown; BT81 Castlederg and BT82 Strabane.

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