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100Mb Broadband and Inclusive Weekend Calls
Virgin Media
  • Up to 100Mb unlimited broadband
  • Unlimited weekend calls
  • Virgin Media Super Hub
  • Exclusive £5 for the first 3 months
  • Free Installation

Exclusive £5 for the first 3 months & Free Installation

100Mb
up to
Unlimited
traffic mgmt
6Mb
up to
Free
save £49.95
£5
£20.50 after 3 mthsprice details+ £15.99 line rental18 month contract
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  • Upfront cost: Free
  • Average monthly: £33.91
  • First year cost: £391.38
  • Lifetime cost: £610.32
  • Contract length: 18
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Fibre Broadband Unlimited & Weekend Calls
EE
  • Up to 38Mb fibre broadband
  • Unlimited downloads
  • Inclusive weekend calls
  • £14.95 off for 3 months
  • Half price installation

£14.95 off for 3 months & Half price installation

38Mb
up to
Unlimited
traffic mgmt
10Mb
up to
£25
save £25
£5
£19.95 after 3 mthsprice details+ £15.75 line rental18 month contract
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  • Upfront cost: £25
  • Average monthly: £34.60
  • First year cost: £408.55
  • Lifetime cost: £622.75
  • Contract length: 18
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Hyper-lite Broadband and Off Peak Calls
Hyperoptic
  • Up to 20Mb unlimited broadband
  • Inclusive evening & weekend calls
  • Free wireless router
  • 6 months half price broadband

6 months half price broadband

20Mb
up to
Unlimited
fair use policy
1Mb
up to
£40
one-off-fee
£6.25
£12.50 after 6 mthsprice details+ £12.50 line rental12 month contract
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  • Upfront cost: £40
  • Average monthly: £25.21
  • First year cost: £302.50
  • Lifetime cost: £302.50
  • Contract length: 12
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Infinity 1 Broadband with Weekend Calls
BT
  • BT Sport app and online player
  • Up to 38Mb fibre broadband, 20GB usage
  • 2GB BT Cloud, weekend calls
  • £50 Sainsbury's Gift Card
  • 6 Months Half Price Broadband
  • Cable Exclusive £40 next voucher

£50 Sainsbury's Gift Card, 6 Months Half Price Broadband & Cable Exclusive £40 next voucher

38Mb
up to
20GB
usage limit
2Mb
up to
£30
one-off-fee
£7.50
£15 after 6 mthsprice details+ £15.99 line rental18 month contract
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  • Upfront cost: £30
  • Average monthly: £26.82
  • First year cost: £296.88
  • Lifetime cost: £482.82
  • Contract length: 18
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Unlimited Fibre Broadband with Eve & Weekend Calls
Plusnet
  • Up to 38Mb fibre broadband
  • Unlimited usage allowance
  • Eve & weekend calls
  • Free Activation Save £50
  • £7.49 off for 9 months

Free Activation Save £50 & £7.49 off for 9 months

38Mb
up to
Unlimited
traffic mgmt
19Mb
up to
£5.99
save £50
£7.50
£14.99 after 9 mthsprice details+ £15.95 line rental18 month contract
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  • Upfront cost: £5.99
  • Average monthly: £27.53
  • First year cost: £309.86
  • Lifetime cost: £495.50
  • Contract length: 18
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50Mb Broadband & Inclusive Weekend Calls
Virgin Media
  • Up to 50Mb fibre optic broadband
  • Unlimited download allowance
  • Free weekend calls
  • Exclusive 12 months half price
  • Free Installation

Exclusive 12 months half price & Free Installation

50Mb
up to
Unlimited
traffic mgmt
3Mb
up to
Free
save £49.95
£7.75
£15.50 after 12 mthsprice details+ £15.99 line rental18 month contract
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  • Upfront cost: Free
  • Average monthly: £26.32
  • First year cost: £284.88
  • Lifetime cost: £473.82
  • Contract length: 18
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38Mb Fibre Broadband with Evening & Weekend Calls
Primus Saver
  • Up to 38Mb broadband
  • Unlimited download allowance
  • Evening & weekend calls
  • 3 Months Half Price Broadband
  • £20 Credit on your first bill

3 Months Half Price Broadband & £20 Credit on your first bill

38Mb
up to
Unlimited
truly unlimited
10Mb
up to
£27.95
one-off-fee
£8
£16 after 3 mthsprice details+ £14.90 line rental18 month contract
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  • Upfront cost: £27.95
  • Average monthly: £30.01
  • First year cost: £354.75
  • Lifetime cost: £540.15
  • Contract length: 18
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Hyper-lite Broadband and Anytime Calls
Hyperoptic
  • Up to 20Mb unlimited broadband
  • Inclusive anytime calls
  • Free wireless router
  • 6 months half price broadband

6 months half price broadband

20Mb
up to
Unlimited
fair use policy
1Mb
up to
£40
one-off-fee
£9.25
£15.50 after 6 mthsprice details+ £12.50 line rental12 month contract
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  • Upfront cost: £40
  • Average monthly: £28.21
  • First year cost: £338.50
  • Lifetime cost: £338.50
  • Contract length: 12
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Plus Fibre Medium Upgrade
TalkTalk
  • Existing TalkTalk Plus customers only
  • Price excludes any existing TalkTalk costs
  • Up to 38Mb broadband
  • Totally unlimited monthly usage

    38Mb
    up to
    Unlimited
    truly unlimited
    2Mb
    up to
    £30
    one-off-fee
    £10
    per monthprice details+ £15.95 line rental24 month contract
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    • Upfront cost: £30
    • Average monthly: £27.20
    • First year cost: £341.40
    • Lifetime cost: £652.80
    • Contract length: 24
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    Essentials Fibre Medium Upgrade
    TalkTalk
    • Existing TalkTalk Essentials customers only
    • Price excludes any existing TalkTalk costs
    • Up to 38Mb broadband
    • Totally unlimited monthly usage

      38Mb
      up to
      Unlimited
      truly unlimited
      2Mb
      up to
      £30
      one-off-fee
      £10
      per monthprice details+ £15.95 line rental24 month contract
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      • Upfront cost: £30
      • Average monthly: £27.20
      • First year cost: £341.40
      • Lifetime cost: £652.80
      • Contract length: 24
      Price details
      Fibre Broadband Unlimited & Talk Upgrade
      Sky
      • Existing Sky TV customers only
      • Up to 38Mb fibre broadband
      • Inclusive weekend calls
      • £10 off broadband for 6 months
      • Free Installation

      £10 off broadband for 6 months & Free Installation

      38Mb
      up to
      Unlimited
      truly unlimited
      10Mb
      up to
      £6.95
      save £50
      £10
      £20 after 6 mthsprice details+ £15.40 line rental18 month contract
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      • Upfront cost: £6.95
      • Average monthly: £32.45
      • First year cost: £371.75
      • Lifetime cost: £584.15
      • Contract length: 18
      Price details
      Fibre Broadband Unlimited with Weekend Calls
      Sky
      • Up to 38Mb broadband
      • Truly unlimited monthly usage
      • Inclusive weekend calls
      • £10 off broadband for 6 months
      • Free Installation

      £10 off broadband for 6 months & Free Installation

      38Mb
      up to
      Unlimited
      truly unlimited
      10Mb
      up to
      £6.95
      save £50
      £10
      £20 after 6 mthsprice details+ £15.40 line rental18 month contract
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      • Upfront cost: £6.95
      • Average monthly: £32.45
      • First year cost: £371.75
      • Lifetime cost: £584.15
      • Contract length: 18
      Price details
      76Mb Fibre Broadband with Evening & Weekend Calls
      Primus Saver
      • Up to 76Mb broadband
      • Unlimited download allowance
      • Evening & weekend calls
      • 3 Months Half Price Broadband
      • £20 Credit on your first bill

      3 Months Half Price Broadband & £20 Credit on your first bill

      76Mb
      up to
      Unlimited
      truly unlimited
      19Mb
      up to
      £20
      one-off-fee
      £10
      £20 after 3 mthsprice details+ £14.90 line rental18 month contract
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      • Upfront cost: £20
      • Average monthly: £33.23
      • First year cost: £388.80
      • Lifetime cost: £598.20
      • Contract length: 18
      Price details
      Fibre Broadband Unlimited & Anytime Mobile
      EE
      • Up to 38Mb fibre broadband
      • Unlimited download usage
      • UK landline & mobile calls
      • £14.95 off for 3 months
      • Half price installation

      £14.95 off for 3 months & Half price installation

      38Mb
      up to
      Unlimited
      traffic mgmt
      10Mb
      up to
      £25
      save £25
      £10
      £24.95 after 3 mthsprice details+ £15.75 line rental18 month contract
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      • Upfront cost: £25
      • Average monthly: £39.60
      • First year cost: £468.55
      • Lifetime cost: £712.75
      • Contract length: 18
      Price details
      Infinity 1 Broadband with Evening & Weekend Calls
      BT
      • BT Sport app and online player
      • Up to 38Mb fibre broadband, 20GB usage
      • 2GB BT Cloud, off peak calls
      • £50 Sainsbury's Gift Card
      • £7.50 off for 6 Months
      • Cable Exclusive £40 next voucher

      £50 Sainsbury's Gift Card, £7.50 off for 6 Months & Cable Exclusive £40 next voucher

      38Mb
      up to
      20GB
      usage limit
      2Mb
      up to
      £30
      one-off-fee
      £10.50
      £18 after 6 mthsprice details+ £15.99 line rental18 month contract
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      • Upfront cost: £30
      • Average monthly: £29.82
      • First year cost: £332.88
      • Lifetime cost: £536.82
      • Contract length: 18
      Price details
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      What you need to know

      • Prices last checked and verified 15th July 2014
      • Broadband speeds may vary
      • Monthly costs exclude line rental unless indicated
      • All prices are inclusive of VAT except business packages
      • You should have the right to cancel without penalty if your provider increases charges during the minimum term of your contract

      How to compare and buy fibre optic broadband

      How do I compare different packages?

      If you’re after the best fibre optic broadband deal, you can use our comparison tool to find the perfect package for you. By finding out what is available in your area and listing those packages according to your desired attributes, such as price, usage limit or download speed, you should be able to single out the best fibre optic broadband deal for you.

      Availability

      If you don’t know whether you can get fibre optic broadband in your area, you can type your postcode into the availability checker and quickly find out what the options are in your area.

      Check the detail

      Before you begin switching providers, it’s worth making sure that you’re absolutely certain about your decision. The annual cost, the download limit, whether the service in question has a fair usage policy or is unlimited, whether it comes with a router, and even the length of the contract are all issues to consider when you start to compare fibre optic broadband deals.

      Why choose fibre optic broadband

      Fibre optic broadband is fast. The speeds range from up to 38Mb all the way up to 152Mb, so there should be a speed that’s suitable for you. Most providers offer either up to 38Mb or up to 76Mb, which should be more than sufficient for the majority of internet users.

      You want a limitless service

      Unlimited downloads are not exclusive to fibre optic broadband, but they are more prevalent due to the nature of the service. Running into your data cap would be a real downer in the middle of an HD Game of Thrones marathon, so a fast, unlimited fibre service is a must if you are a box-set binger.

      You want to connect a lot of devices via WiFi

      Increasingly, the devices we use are web-enabled and, to cater for this, we connect them via a wireless router to our home broadband connection. The amount of devices that can be linked to a traditional ADSL connection is fewer than that of a fibre optic line, so if you live in a household that consumes data on tablet, console, phone, laptop and desktop, then a fast fibre connection is the answer

      Pros & cons

      Pros

      • High speeds of up to 152Mb
      • Most fibre optic packages are uncapped
      • Offers more WiFi capacity

      Cons

      • More expensive than ADSL lines
      • Coverage is not as widespread as ADSL
      • Some fibre services have set-up fees

      Who provides fibre optic broadband?

      Most internet providers offer a fibre optic service

      Internet service providers are in a constant race to provide a faster internet connection to their customers, and many of them have made the leap to fibre optic cable. The comparison list above shows all the providers that currently offer the service and which speeds they can offer. If you don’t know what your current broadband speed is, you can use our speed checker to find out.

      Which speed is right for me?

      Up to 152Mb

      Virgin Media offers the fastest widely available fibre optic broadband connection. The up to 152Mbps package is available as part of a bundle or as a stand-alone service and, at that speed, you should be able to do whatever you want for as long as you want. At this speed you should be able to download an entire album in two seconds, an HD movie in five minutes and a large videogame in 35 minutes. As you may imagine, being the fastest available, Virgin’s up to 152Mbps package is not exactly cheap fibre optic broadband, but it should easily cope with even the most demanding households.

      Up to 100Mb

      Virgin also offers an up to 100Mbps speed, which is still faster than the rest of the pack, and can be purchased as part of a bundle or by itself. At this speed you can download an album in three seconds, an HD movie in eight minutes, or a large videogame in just under an hour.

      Up to 76Mb

      Up to 76Mbps is the fastest speed available from the majority of fibre optic providers. At this speed, you should be able to download an HD movie in just over ten minutes, an album in four seconds and a large videogame in just over an hour.

      Up to 50Mb

      Up to 50Mbps is the slowest fibre optic service from Virgin Media, but is still quick enough to download an album in around 6.4 seconds and an HD movie in just over 15 minutes.

      Up to 38Mb

      While it is the slowest fibre optic speed offered by most companies, up to 38Mbps is also one of the cheapest fibre optic broadband connections available, and is still a great speed to be getting on with and should comfortably support the needs of most families. With an up to 38Mb connection, you’ll be able to download an album in eight seconds, an HD movie in 20 minutes, and a large videogame in just over two hours.

      What will I need?

      You will need a fibre optic line

      Fibre optic services are provided down a fibre optic line, as opposed to the copper wire that ADSL connections travel along and, if there is not already a fibre optic line running to your house, a technician will be required to fit one. This can be arranged through your provider and usually costs a small fee.

      You will need a wireless router to make the most of a fibre optic connection

      If you have a fibre connection with a fast download speed, you’ll need a way to share the signal, and that’s where a decent wireless router comes in. Most providers will include one when you take out a fibre optic deal, so it shouldn’t be too much of a concern.

      How do I switch?

      If you’ve spotted a deal that is perfect for you, and checked that it’s available in your area, then it’s time to visit the provider. You can do this by clicking on the blue ‘See Deal’ button on the comparison tool and you’ll be directed straight to that offer.

      Six essential questions before you buy

      1. Is fibre optic broadband available in my area?
      2. What speed do I currently receive?
      3. What speed do I need?
      4. Do I have a fibre optic line already installed?
      5. Am I comfortable with switching my broadband supplier?
      6. What is my budget for broadband?

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      Choose wisely and don’t get carried away

      It’s so easy to get carried away with fibre optic speeds, but unless your household are very heavy internet users, the chances are you won’t need the very top package. Make sure you get all the information about the package you want before you make your decision, and then you can click the blue ‘See Deal’ button to visit the provider’s site.

      Comments (190)

      Denis Grant
      5 days ago

      Why can all the people in my street get fibre optic when i punch in there postcodes and telephone numbers. Like my mother in law who live across the street can get it, and my neighbour 6 doors can get it please advise.

      Thank you

      Daniel Jenkins
      6 days ago

      Hi I was just wondering if my property NE31 1RQ in Hebburn is available to getting fibre optic internet. I currently get maximum 2Mb download which is shocking to be quite honest when I'm paying for the top broadband package from Sky and live on a brand new housing estate. I signed up to the fibre optic website to register interest in getting it a few months back and got an email a few weeks ago saying that our local exchange (Jarrow) was taking orders for it but every time I look at whether my house can get it or not on a providers website, it always says it's not available at my property. The estate I live on isn't complete yet so is this maybe the reason why I can't get fibre optic yet or will I never be able to get it?

      Regards

      Gavin
      9 days ago

      Live in central London SE16 max broadband speed is 2MB and no fibre optic connection even though my nearest exchange is fibre enabled. Is there any way to find out why I cannot get fibre and whether this is permanent i.e. will my house never (or in the medium term future) be upgraded to better than 2MB broadband. I don't really understand why I can't get what is now a basic service in the modern world despite living in the middle of the country's biggest city.

      17 days ago

      Hi Chris

      If you send your postcode to hannah@cable.co.uk I'll look into this for you.

      Thanks

      Hannah - Cable.co.uk

      Chris
      20 days ago

      Hi, when I enter my Postcode, the checker says I CAN have Fibre. When I add my phone number it says I can't ! Today, two wire men came from OpenReach and replaced the cable from our telephone pole to a nearby junction point under the pavement. The senior wireman told me that just over 300 metres away there are 2 green boxes outside our village pub. The first green box is the original copper connections running back to the exchange that our phones are connected to. The second green box is a new Fibre connection box going back to the same exchange. He told me that he spends most of his time moving cables from one green box to the other and that I SHOULD be able to have high speed internet. So why does the checker say I can't ?

      Lee
      22 days ago

      Live in a new build village which is due to expand by another 950 houses and the best broadband is 1Mb. Why are new builds all not getting Fibre as standard, BT won't answer anyones questions regarding when fibre will be available and the only option is expensive wireless broadband. 2 green cabinets at entrance to village declare BT infinty is available which is clearly a lie.

      18th June 2014

      Hi Neville

      That is a bit of a problem. We've published a guide to making your broadband faster that might be of some help but it might simply be the case that you’ve moved to an area with poor broadband speed.

      The best advice I could give is to speak to TalkTalk about the issue, but if it cannot provide the service there’s very little it can do. It’s not going to help with your current predicament, but it might be worth checking what Virgin Media can offer in terms of speed in your area, as it runs its own fibre optic cables and might provide a faster speed.

      Regards, Richard

      Neville Franklin
      18th June 2014

      We have recently moved and our internet spead is so poor that we can't watch Netflix or on demand we are with talk talk is there anything we can do as we are in a contract..?

      Allen
      9th June 2014

      Hi, my post code "DE656AW" doesn't currently have fibre optic so we get very poor broadband. We have heard we are due for better service but this seems to be an empty promise! We were advised it was due in March or that the upgrade would start then but it's now June obviously & there has been NO change to be seen! Are we ever going to get a better service & if so when might that be? Thanks.

      donald
      7th May 2014

      too many choices make it complicated and makes me want to find the catches.....JUST GIVE US AN HONEST DEAL WITHOUT THE CORPORATE GRIMMACING FLIMFLAMMERY.

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