Choosing a broadband network that suits your needs and requirements is important. Bad coverage, terrible customer support or hidden fees can ruin a person’s experience. At Rural WiFi, we understand the pain that many of our customers have gone through when switching providers or trying to find a network that works for them. Urban areas usually have more options and better infrastructure for high-quality internet connection but living rurally should not stop you having the same experience and quality. It is important to always compare broadband networks and providers.
It is important to compare broadband whether it’s for your home or your business. Rural WiFi is an industry leader in providing quality network coverage for those in rural areas. We know the importance of being connected, especially in these changing times when more and more people are working from home.
Whether you are in an urban centre or rural Ireland there are several key points you should check out when comparing broadband providers. Our guide will walk you through some of the things you should be looking out for when comparing your broadband in Ireland. Once you know what you are looking for you can find the deal that best suits your needs.
What type of user are you?
A few questions you should consider asking yourself:
- Are you using Broadband for personal use or business?
- How many people are using Broadband?
- What devices do you use in your home/office?
If you are using Broadband for business or if there are multiple users, you will require a stable broadband connection with strong download speeds. This can be tough to find for those living rurally, check Rural WiFi Ireland packages for deals with unlimited data.
For those who may not be familiar with the variety of uses your broadband may have, let’s have a look at some members of a typical household. At any one time in your home, you may have a child studying, another playing computer games and another scrolling on social media. If this is in combination with your workload that is quite a bit of usage that your home may have.
Now imagine the amount of usage a typical office would have. Therefore, it’s important to gauge how much broadband will be consumed in your home or office and once you know this you can look for the package that best suits your needs.
Once you have an idea on how much broadband you will be using you can narrow your scope of potential providers.
What to look for in a Broadband provider:
Ensure you check all costs such as installation fees, monthly charges, any discounts that may be available etc. Depending on your location and the devices required there may be call-out installation fees required. Typically, wireless, or existing cable networks can be used. But in extreme cases, a dish may need to be fitted. Check out RuralWifis satellite package for details.
- Broadband speed:
Rural WiFi offers some of the best WiFi speeds outside of urban areas in Ireland. Check with your neighbours and see who their providers are and what average speeds they get. Many providers will claim to provide for rural areas, but this is simply not the case. Speed depends on several factors including how broadband is delivered, your location and the connectivity of your neighbours. Fibre installation across the country has increased speeds greatly, but there is still more work to do.
- Contract length:
Be sure to know the length of your contract as breaking a contract can sometimes lead to additional fees and if you are unhappy with a provider it can sometimes be more costly to leave them than to stay. Typical contract lengths are between 6 and 12 months, anything more than this and you will want to be sure that you have the best deal around.
- Unlimited data:
Unlimited data comes as a standard among most providers, however, there may be charges over a certain usage. Be sure to check with your provider about additional fees. Extras such as phone lines and tv connections may not be included.