Ireland’s leading broadband providers advertise speeds of 100 Mbps, 360 Mbps and even 1,000 Mbps in some cases. But there’s a catch! These advertised speeds only refer to the maximum speed possible with your plan, they are by no means a guarantee.
In fact, in many cases, the speed you actually get will be much slower than what you might expect. If you aren’t happy with the speed you’re getting at the price you’re paying, you can compare broadband providers and switch to a better deal today.
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The most important result from your broadband speed test is ‘download speed’ Your download speed is the rate at which your device is able to access content from the internet.
So, a high download speed will allow you to load internet pages instantaneously and enjoy online video streaming without buffering. On the other hand, a low download speed will leave you with long page load times and pixelated or laggy video streams.
Your upload speed measures the rate at which you are able to add content to the internet or send messages, pictures and videos to others. Upload speeds tend to be much slower than download speeds since most of us do much more uploading that downloading. So don’t worry if your download and upload speeds are vastly different.
Ping, which is measured in milliseconds, indicates how quickly your connection can respond to a request. The lower your ping, the faster your internet connection is at responding to the actions you ask it to take.
Jitter is a bit like Ping, in that it is measured in milliseconds and refers to the responsiveness of your connection. The lower your Jitter, the more consistently reliable your broadband connection is likely to be.
To compare the latest broadband offers from major Irish providers like eir, Pure Telecom, Sky, Virgin Media and Vodafone, simply visit the broadband providers page on bonkers.ie.
From there you can view a complete list of the top speeds available across Ireland. For a more tailored set of results, you can add your address to see the top broadband speeds available at your specific address.
Let’s say, for example, you’ve signed up for a broadband deal that has been advertised at a 100Mbps but when you run a speed test, you’re only getting speeds of 20Mb/s. It’s important to remember that 100Mbps refers to the potential top speed offered by the connection and there is no minimum speed guarantee.
There are a number of things you can do to give your internet connection a boost.
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