Sky - better known for it's satellite television - began offering telephone and broadband in Ireland in the Spring of 2013. Sky don't provide broadband via their satellite dishes - it is provided down the same phone lines that Eircom use.
There is no need to get a dish installed if you don't want Sky TV - all you need is an Eircom compatible phone line.
You don't need to sign up for Sky TV to get their phone or broadband. The prices are competitive - and they are one of the cheapest for unlimited downloads. You can get broadband with no limits on data and free off peak calls to landlines for €45 a month. A similar deal from Eircom currently costs €60 a month
Sky Broadband Prices in Ireland
Sky Broadband Unlimited – €55 per month with sky talk freetime (Free offpeak calls) (€45 for the first 12 months)
Sky Broadband Unlimited – €62.50 per month with sky talk anytime (free anytime calls) (€52.50 for the first 12 months)
You can sign up to Sky Ireland Online here
Sky Talk Anytime includes free calls to landlines in Ireland 24 hours a day 7 days a week - and also includes free calls to landlines in 20 other countries . Great if you have family living abroad.
The countries included in the deal are : Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and USA (also includes free calls to mobiles in Canada and USA)
If you want to sign up for a triple bundle of TV , Phone and Broadband - Sky Ireland are doing some good deals with discounts for up to 12 months. See some of the Sky deals at Switcher.ie