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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
  • 1/2 Price Connection
  • 6 Months 1/2 Price Fibre Broadband

1/2 Price Connection & 6 Months 1/2 Price Fibre Broadband

38Mb
up to
Unlimited
truly unlimited
2Mb
up to
£15
save £15
£5
£10 after 6 mthsprice details+ £15.95 line rental24 month contract
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  • Upfront cost: £15
  • Average monthly: £25.33
  • First year cost: £296.40
  • Lifetime cost: £607.80
  • Contract length: 24
Price details
Essentials Fibre Medium Upgrade
TalkTalk
  • Existing TalkTalk Essentials customers only
  • Price excludes any existing TalkTalk costs
  • Up to 38Mb broadband
  • Totally unlimited monthly usage
  • 1/2 Price Connection
  • 6 Months 1/2 Price Fibre Broadband

1/2 Price Connection & 6 Months 1/2 Price Fibre Broadband

38Mb
up to
Unlimited
truly unlimited
2Mb
up to
£15
save £15
£5
£10 after 6 mthsprice details+ £15.95 line rental24 month contract
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  • Upfront cost: £15
  • Average monthly: £25.33
  • First year cost: £296.40
  • Lifetime cost: £607.80
  • Contract length: 24
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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
  • Order online for a further £50 off

Exclusive £5 for the first 3 months, Free Installation & Order online for a further £50 off

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: £31.13
  • First year cost: £341.38
  • Lifetime cost: £560.32
  • 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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SimplyBroadband Fibre
TalkTalk
  • Up to 38Mb broadband
  • Totally unlimited monthly usage
  • No calls included, pay for what you use
  • £50 Love2shop voucher
  • 1/2 Price Connection
  • £6.75 off for 6 months

£50 Love2shop voucher, 1/2 Price Connection & £6.75 off for 6 months

38Mb
up to
Unlimited
truly unlimited
2Mb
up to
£15
save £15
£6.75
£13.50 after 6 mthsprice details+ £15.95 line rental18 month contract
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  • Upfront cost: £15
  • Average monthly: £28.03
  • First year cost: £327.90
  • Lifetime cost: £504.60
  • Contract length: 18
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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
  • 12 months half price broadband
  • Free Installation
  • Order online for a further £50 off

12 months half price broadband, Free Installation & Order online for a further £50 off

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: £23.55
  • First year cost: £234.88
  • Lifetime cost: £423.82
  • 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
Price details
SimplyBroadband 76Mb Fibre
TalkTalk
  • Up to 76Mb fibre broadband
  • Totally unlimited monthly usage
  • No calls included, pay for what you use
  • £50 Love2shop voucher
  • £9.25 off for 6 months

£50 Love2shop voucher & £9.25 off for 6 months

76Mb
up to
Unlimited
truly unlimited
19Mb
up to
£25
one-off-fee
£9.25
£18.50 after 6 mthsprice details+ £15.95 line rental18 month contract
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  • Upfront cost: £25
  • Average monthly: £32.76
  • First year cost: £382.90
  • Lifetime cost: £589.60
  • Contract length: 18
Price details
Plus Fibre Large Upgrade
TalkTalk
  • Existing TalkTalk Plus customers only
  • Price excludes any existing TalkTalk costs
  • Up to 76Mb broadband
  • Totally unlimited monthly usage
  • Free Connection
  • 6 months 1/2 price unlimited broadband

Free Connection & 6 months 1/2 price unlimited broadband

76Mb
up to
Unlimited
truly unlimited
19Mb
up to
Free
save £30
£10
£15 after 6 mthsprice details+ £15.95 line rental24 month contract
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  • Upfront cost: Free
  • Average monthly: £29.70
  • First year cost: £341.40
  • Lifetime cost: £712.80
  • Contract length: 24
Price details
Essentials Fibre Large Upgrade
TalkTalk
  • Existing TalkTalk Essentials customers only
  • Price excludes any existing TalkTalk costs
  • Up to 76Mb broadband
  • Totally unlimited monthly usage
  • Free Connection
  • 6 months 1/2 price unlimited broadband

Free Connection & 6 months 1/2 price unlimited broadband

76Mb
up to
Unlimited
truly unlimited
19Mb
up to
Free
save £30
£10
£15 after 6 mthsprice details+ £15.95 line rental24 month contract
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  • Upfront cost: Free
  • Average monthly: £29.70
  • First year cost: £341.40
  • Lifetime cost: £712.80
  • Contract length: 24
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
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
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
More
  • Upfront cost: £20
  • Average monthly: £33.23
  • First year cost: £388.80
  • Lifetime cost: £598.20
  • Contract length: 18
Price details
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What you need to know

  • Prices last checked and verified 11th 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 (188)

Gavin
11 hours 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.

8 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
11 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
13 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.

2nd May 2014

Hi Leonie

Thanks for your question. The actual broadband speed you receive will depend on a number of factors, we've listed some here along with advice on how you can boost your speed.

It's also worth taking a look at business broadband packages, although they can be more expensive they will deliver faster speeds on average than a home package.

Hannah - Cable.co.uk

Leonie Brown
1st May 2014

Hi Dean - I work from home (as does my partner) and we are about to move home to SY3 8SH. However, the BT site says that our BT Infinity connection there would probably be about 30-38Mb (our existing address actually gets about 30Mb, but the BT speed checker says we 'should' get 48-65Mb). So, going on the same ratio of promised speed to actual speed, we'd be looking at 18Mb!! Not at all happy about this prospect - is there anything we can do? Would a second line double our speed? (sorry if that's a dumb question). Work will probably contribute to any costs - could we have a direct fibre line installed, even? Thanks for your help!

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