The 2016 Switcher Broadband Awards took place last night in the Marker Hotel and Irish Tech News were there to watch the winners being announced.

Sky won the main prize of Best Broadband Provider beating off competition from fellow nominess Virgin Media and Vodafone.

Winners were selected based on a combination of thousands of customer ratings from the site, results from a national consumer poll and an independent judging panel which included yours truely!

The were 11 other awards on the night and the winners were as follows:

Best Broadband Innovation Award

Best TV Provider Award

Fastest Home Broadband Award

Best Broadband, TV and Home Phone award

Best Value Home Broadband Award

Fastest Mobile Broadband Award

Best Customer Service Award

Best Customer Rated Home Broadband Award

Best Technical Support Award

Best Customer Benefits Award

Most Recommended Broadband Award


Commenting on the awards Eoin Clarke, Managing Director of Switcher, said: “Broadband isn’t a luxury – today it’s seen as a life essential and we rely heavily on companies to provide us with a fast, reliable service and good support, particularly if something goes wrong.

“This is why it’s important that consumers have access to independent and impartial feedback so they can decide on the best supplier and package for their needs. Our awards help to provide this. They are the only ones in Ireland that recognise the companies that are innovating and working hard to provide households with the best products and services and I’d like to congratulate all of the winners and nominees on their achievements this year.

“A particular congratulations goes to Sky, who picked up the overall Best Broadband Provider award, as well as three other awards on the night. For the first time, we’ve got an award for the Best Broadband, TV and Home Phone provider, which was also scooped up by Sky. This category highlights the importance of bundles, which can offer great value and convenience to customers.

“Given the amount of new products coming on-stream each year, innovation is also increasingly important. eir were given the award for Best Broadband Innovation by our panel of judges for the third year running. We also know that speed is an important factor for broadband customers, and our speed test data showed Virgin Media to have the Fastest Home Broadband.

“By highlighting the best broadband providers and products at this annual event, we hope to equip broadband users with an important, independent classification that can only help when selecting the right broadband package for their needs.”

Full detials of the event can be found here.

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