Broadband in Northern Ireland: some of the fastest in the UK with local and national operators.

Broadband deals in Northern Ireland

Wherever you live in the Six Counties, some things will be universal.

Your home will have a BT postcode. Your phone number will start in 028. And your broadband connection will be among the fastest in the UK.

As a relatively small region, Northern Ireland has historically benefited from impressive telecommunications infrastructure.

Ofcom confirm it has the highest coverage of full fibre broadband anywhere in the UK, meaning broadband deals in Northern Ireland tend to be suitable for the most data-hungry households.

Which firms offer broadband deals in Northern Ireland?

Whether you live in Belfast, Larne or Newry, you’re likely to find nearly 300 broadband deals in Northern Ireland listed on at any given time.

These offers and packages are supplied by companies familiar to consumers throughout the UK.

There are energy firms (SSE, Shell Energy), mobile networks (Vodafone, EE) and dedicated ISPs (Plusnet, TalkTalk), alongside industry giants like BT and Sky.

If you live in an area cabled by Virgin Media, you can benefit from gigabit broadband as a matter of course, with 400,000 homes receiving average download speeds of 1,104Mbps.

That’s an astonishing 18 times faster than the national average, and it’s a direct result of Virgin’s £150 million investment in its Northern Irish network.

Where can I find the best broadband deals in Northern Ireland?

See the comparison table above for a comprehensive selection of broadband deals in Northern Ireland.

If you’re looking for a specific length of contract or annual cost, you can find it here, alongside provider-specific searches or a list of ISPs receiving positive customer reviews.

Even if your home doesn’t receive full fibre broadband yet, almost 90 per cent of homes in Northern Ireland can get either superfast or Fibre to the Cabinet broadband.

What’s the difference between full fibre and Fibre to the Cabinet?

In essence, superfast connectivity is anything above 30Mbps – roughly three times the speed you can expect from the ADSL connectivity supplied over a phone line.

Average line speeds across the province stand at 64Mbps, so most broadband deals in Northern Ireland should be well-suited to browsing, gaming and streaming.