Can someone give me information on how quickly internet services can be hooked up in Ireland. I'm curious to know the amount of time it takes from the time that the request is made until the time it is installed and functional.
Would landlords object to installing internet capability in a rented apartment? Are there minimum service contracts for internet installation? For example, can one have internet services connected for a period of 6 months or less? 4 months?
Thanks in advance.
There aren't really any general rules about this sort of thing, it just depends on the company you get your internet through, however there won't be any problem doing any of the things you're referring to I imagine. Landlords shouldn't mind at all about internet connections, you can get single monthly contracts from many companies - many of the same companies in the U.S such as AOL etc, I think eircom does single month contracts as well - and you'll essentially get it as soon as they send you the equipment/router through the post. If you were out in a rural area it might be difficult to get broadband, but Dublin is fine.
Thanks for the input BlankFrack.
Obviously, you interpreted my subject line correctly which should have read "Internet Connectivity in Dublin".
I have an internet service provider, however, I am looking at apartments to let in Dublin where broadband is not included. I was wondering if that installation is a quick process or whether there is a month or two backlog.
You could try ntl which are just one internet provider - l know when l got connected up it took around 2 weeks from initally making the call - l shouldnt think it should be too different in Dublin!
[ Edit: Just tidying up my posting! ]