USwitch.ie launches inaugural Broadband Awards
Independent broadband price comparison and switching service provider uSwitch.ie today launched Ireland’s inaugural broadband awards. The uSwitch.ie broadband awards 2014 will take place later this month and represent the first dedicated industry event designed to specifically recognise the best of the Irish home broadband industry over the past 12 months.
The event, which takes place in Dublin’s Marker Hotel on 27 February, will see the leading providers in the domestic broadband market go head to head to win public recognition accolades across 10 award categories, including Best Innovation, Fastest Broadband, Best Value and Best Customer Service. The awards ceremony will culminate in the presentation of an overall Best Broadband Provider Award which will recognise the broadband provider in Ireland that has the achieved the highest overall customer ratings across all categories.
Selection of award nominees and winners will be based on a combination of results from a national consumer poll, thousands of customer ratings from the uSwitch.ie site and an independent judging panel, made up of some of Ireland’s leading broadband and consumer technology journalists.
Eoin Clarke, head of uSwitch.ie, said: “Irish households are now faced with greater choice than ever, with an ever increasing range of broadband suppliers and service offerings to choose from. The uSwitch.ie broadband awards is set to establish itself as the most authoritative customer awards for the broadband industry in Ireland, and will work to recognise and reward those broadband providers setting the standards over the past 12 months.
“At uSwitch.ie we are committed to equipping consumers with the right information to make the most informed decisions when it comes to selecting and switching providers. We are confident that the uSwitch.ie Broadband Awards will quickly establish itself as an independent and important reference point for benchmarking and celebrating the best in class for the industry.”
Coinciding with today’s launch, uSwitch.ie has also announced the shortlist of nominations for each of the award categories. UPC leads the charge with a nomination in each category, followed by Sky with eight nominations and eircom with six.
Best Customer Rated Home Broadband: Sky, UPC, UTV Connect
Fastest Home Broadband: Digiweb, Magnet, UPC
Best Value Home Broadband: Sky, UPC, Vodafone
Best Technical Support: eircom, Sky, UPC
Best Customer Service: eircom, Sky, UPC
Most Recommended Broadband: Sky, UPC, Vodafone
Best Customer Benefits: eircom, Sky, UPC
Best Broadband Provider: eircom, UPC, Vodafone
Best TV Provider: eircom, Sky, UPC
Best Broadband Innovation: eircom, Sky, UPC
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