eir broadband speed
What broadband speeds are available from eir?
eir fibre to the Home (FTTH) provides speeds of 150Mb, 300Mb, 500Mb and 1000Mb depending on the product you choose. eir fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) provides speeds of up to 100Mb. If your area is not yet eir fibre enabled, DSL broadband products are available with speeds up to 24Mb, and we can upgrade you when eir fibre comes to your area - subject to availability and a new 12 month contract.
What speed can I expect?
There are two main elements to the speed you will experience in your home.
- The speed coming down the cable into your house from outside (your line speed)
- The wireless/Wi-Fi signal within your house
The speed coming down the cable is what we refer to as 'line speed'. This is determined by the type of broadband that is in your area (eir fibre to the Home, eir fibre to the Cabinet, or DSL), the product you select and how far your house is from your local telephone exchange and local cabinet.
To see what speed your line can support please choose from our range of broadband bundles and then check your availability. For active broadband customers check your line here.
Why do eir refer to FTTC and DSL speeds as "up to" speeds?
We say "up to" because with these products the broadband speeds your line can receive to your door will depend on a number of factors, including how far you are from your local exchange - the closer you are, the higher the speed your line can handle.
What can I do to improve my speed?
If you are in an eir fibre enabled area you can upgrade to a faster speed.
Or you can optimise the wireless/Wi-Fi signal by making some simple changes to your home network and this can greatly improve the speed you experience.
Find out how to improve your speed with our hints and tips.
Broadband speeds explained
Broadband speed is measured in Mb/s (megabits per second)
Download refers to the speed with which you can receive content from the Internet. This means how quickly you can download a track/song, view a YouTube Clip, etc.
Upload refers to the speed with which you can send content. This could be sending an email, uploading photos to a website or filling out a web order form.
Most people download much more than they upload, therefore Broadband download speeds are always set to be faster than upload speeds.
Here are sample download speeds
|Download Item||1000Mb eir fibre broadband||100Mb eir fibre broadband||up to 24Mb broadband|
|HD Movie||12s||1m 59s||8m 30s|
|TV show (30 minutes)||Instant start (no buffering)||Instant start (no buffering)||Instant start (no buffering)|
Speed experiences may vary. Download times assume that the entire bandwidth (speed) is used for the download of the item. This will vary if software is in use or other users are connected at the same time. For best download experience connect directly with modem via ethernet cable.