There are several types of broadband available in Belfast. For those on a budget, or with limited browsing needs, standard broadband is available from a wide range of providers, while busier households and more demanding users can opt for a variety of fibre deals.
All of the UK's top internet providers offer broadband deals in Belfast, as well as a range of smaller independent providers. Therefore, it always pays to compare what's available to ensure you're getting the best deal for you.
There are a number of broadband speed options in Belfast. Standard deals offer speeds of around 11Mbps, while fibre is available with average speeds of either 35Mbps or 66Mbps, depending on the provider and deal you choose. Meanwhile, Virgin Media's own cable network can offer speeds of up to 516Mbps where available.
Openreach is also in the process of rolling out ultrafast fibre-to-the-premises broadband in Belfast, offering speeds of up to 1Gbps. This rollout began in November 2018 and is covering nearby suburbs and towns including Lisburn, Newtownabbey and Bangor.
There are a wide range of internet providers available to residents in the Northern Ireland capital. Here are some of the best options.
One of the best options for budget-conscious customers, TalkTalk was named the most popular broadband provider in the uSwitch Awards in 2019. In addition to low monthly costs, it offers a Fixed Price Guarantee that means you won't be surprised by any unexpected price increases through the term of your contract.
The UK's largest provider of broadband services, BT offers a range of deals for customers in Belfast, with speeds of 10Mbps, 35Mbps, 50Mbps and 67Mbps available. The firm also offers a range of add-ons and features, including a powerful Smart Hub Wi-Fi router and the optional Complete Wi-Fi package, which uses a series of plug-in discs to guarantee good wireless coverage throughout your home.
One of the fastest providers available in Belfast, Virgin Media's dedicated cable network can provide lightning-fast speeds of up to 516Mbps. As well as broadband-only deals, it also offers a range of comprehensive TV deals, with entertainment channels, movies and premium sports offerings all under one package.
Another option for those looking for a full home entertainment package, Sky offers a wide range of broadband, phone, TV and mobile deals, so you can mix and match what you get to your exact requirements.
It has average speeds of up to 59Mbps in Belfast and there are a huge range of film and sports packages on offer. You can also get broadband-only deals, and its flagship Sky Q Hub router is one of the best on the market.
For those looking for easy-to-understand, straightforward broadband, NOW offers a range of packages, including standard broadband, fibre and fast fibre, at highly-competitive prices.
What's more, if you don't want to commit to a contract, all its services are also available on one-month rolling deals — though this comes with an extra setup fee. It's also easy to add daily, weekly or monthly TV passes for streaming entertainment, films or live sport to your home.
When looking for a broadband deal in Northern Ireland, you shouldn't only be looking at the price. You also need to consider the speeds you'll need for your intended usage and look for any offers. Many providers in Belfast run deals such as cashback, gift vouchers or other freebies that can lower your effective monthly cost.
To easily compare broadband deals in Belfast, you can use our postcode checker. This will show you all the deals that are available to your home, what speeds you can expect and the prices on offer.Back to top
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