So just to clarify if I did sign up for say Eir and they run the fibre and install their equipment I have 14 days to back out of the contract with no hidden charges?
I take it they would come in via the same conduit as the old phone lines and upc use there might be a blockage as upc tried to run new co-axial up it a few years ago and hit a blockage.
Also standard junction box at side of house I would want installer to do a short run up to room above it. Take it shouldn't be an issue for them.
As for 2 years being a long contract I've been with Virgin/UPC/NTL for well over 20 years as they have been the only game in town for decent speeds up until now.
on positive side VF only took a week from order to final setup and go.
their router has wider range, if your on ground floor it can easily do 40-60 feet, with interference's upper floors gain is about 20-30mb, vs if you had VM hub sitting as twice as close.
as mentioned above if you expect some decent wifi speeds no ISP router will compete with decent aftermarket one and some wifi booster plugs or even mesh setup is required, as on wired you get close to 1gb no probs, but on wifi say on mobile being beside router on phone id pull 300mb, on likes of samsung note 9, its closer to 500mb, but to get anything above youd need extra hardware to get even past 500mb round house on just wifi.