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Study of download speeds ranks wireless firm Imagine second to fibre provider Virgin.
Government is likely to insist on use of fibre, which can deliver speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps, in its national broadband plan. According to a sample survey of Irish broadband speeds by technology monitoring Ookla group, Virgin Media, a fibre broadband provider, was found to be delivering the fastest download speeds, equating to 276 Megabits per second (Mbps). Wireless technology firm Imagine was ranked second ahead of fibre rivals Eir, Vodafone and Sky, with an average speed of 77Mbps.