Blacknight Announces Flexible Broadband Service Packages with 30-day rolling contracts

Carlow based broadband provider offers Ireland's first flexible broadband contracts  

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Blacknight has announced a brand new innovative broadband service – flexible broadband. This new service allows you to easily turn on and off your broadband as you need it. This product is a response to the cost-of-living crisis facing Ireland, saving customers who have seasonal residences or businesses hundreds of Euros. Blacknight is the first provider in Ireland currently offering such a product.  

Blacknight Flexi Broadband is the perfect option for when you need superfast broadband, but don’t need it all the time. Why pay for the entire year if you’re only there part of the time? The broadband, offered through the NBI network, is super fast fibre with connections with speeds of 500 Mbps (€54.99 a month), or 1 Gbps (€69.99). Blacknight can offer this service to anywhere in Ireland serviced by NBI.  

"Flexible broadband is a fantastic addition to our current broadband offerings. Broadband providers want to lock you in to a contract long-term," said Michele Neylon, CEO of Blacknight. “Flexi broadband allows you to only pay for broadband when you are using it. It makes it easier for customers to connect and disconnect without paying a penalty. If you are a holiday homeowner, or someone who manages a seasonal business, this product is our answer to give you the flexibility you need, while also saving money.” 

After paying the one-off installation fee, and when the broadband service is active for 30 days, customers will have the option to pause the service. The customer can simply login and turn off the service from their control panel (they don’t even need to call). Then when they’re ready to activate the service again, they simply switch it back on in their control panel, and it will be ready and waiting for them when they arrive at their property or location. You can reactivate for a minimum of thirty days, or several months. This new product offers the flexibility you need to have broadband only when you need it.

"We worked very closely with our industry partners to come up with this solution. Just because you’re not there all the time, doesn’t mean you can’t have world class broadband when you are,” said Blacknight CTO Paul Kelly. “With the revolution in remote working in Ireland post-COVID, this is a great way for Ireland’s digital nomads to make sure they have reliable and fast internet access wherever they are.” 

Not only is this product ideal for holiday homes, it’s also a great solution for a wide range of seasonal businesses that need broadband for only part of the year – for example, a shop or restaurant in a tourist town that’s only open in the summer months but needs broadband to operate. It’s a great option for hotels in holiday destinations that shut down in the winter months. Flexi broadband is also perfect for student accommodation when the students have gone home for the summer. Why pay for internet if you don’t have any customers to use it? With this, you don’t have to. With 30-day rolling contracts, there’s no need to commit to a long-term broadband contract or get penalised to get out of one. 

Joe Lavin, Chief Commercial Officer of National Broadband Ireland, said: National Broadband Ireland is delighted to see our partner Blacknight launch this new innovation which offers great flexibility to their customers. Those who have signed up to NBI’s high-speed fibre through Blacknight can now avail of a more cost-effective offering that allows you to only pay for the broadband when you need broadband. NBI’s mission is make sure that no one is left behind when it comes to access to superfast broadband no matter how remote the location and Blacknight is ensuring they meet the needs of all the different kinds of customers as well as helping with cost-of-living pressures.”

Ready to get broadband on a rolling basis at a holiday home, seasonal business, or other second property? Then contact Blacknight to see if it’s available in your area. Blacknight Broadband comes backed by Blacknight’s award-winning, friendly Irish customer service. This new customer-centred product is just another innovation in changing the way business is done in Ireland.  

Blacknight is Ireland’s leading web hosting company, ICANN-accredited domain registrar and now broadband provider. Based in Carlow and 100% Irish-owned, Blacknight provides innovative solutions to more than 90,000 customers in 170 countries, with dedicated servers and colocation, a comprehensive range of Microsoft Windows and Linux-based hosting plans, domain name registration services, and email services. Growing from a startup in 2003, Blacknight’s success is built on an enviable reputation for customer service and support. 

About Blacknight

Blacknight ( are an Irish based, ICANN accredited domain registrar and hosting company. Recipients of several awards for their revolutionary use of social media, Blacknight are one of Europe’s most cutting edge Internet companies. Blacknight constantly seek to lead the way by introducing innovative solutions for its client base and provide dedicated servers and co-location as well as a comprehensive range of Microsoft Windows and Linux based hosting services and domain name registration services to business globally. IP transit services and other solutions for more demanding business and academic customers are offered a la carte. Fibre broadband services for both business and domestic users are also available throughout most of Ireland.

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