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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
  • £11.24 off for 6 Months

Free Activation Save £50 & £11.24 off for 6 Months

38Mb
up to
Unlimited
traffic mgmt
19Mb
up to
£5.99
save £50
£3.75
£14.99 after 6 mthsprice details+ £15.95 line rental18 month contract
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  • Upfront cost: £5.99
  • Average monthly: £27.53
  • First year cost: £309.83
  • Lifetime cost: £495.47
  • Contract length: 18
Price details
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
  • £80 Sainsbury's Gift Card
  • £10 off for 6 months

£80 Sainsbury's Gift Card & £10 off for 6 months

38Mb
up to
20GB
usage limit
9.5Mb
up to
£30
one-off-fee
£5
£15 after 6 mthsprice details+ £15.99 line rental18 month contract
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  • Upfront cost: £30
  • Average monthly: £22.38
  • First year cost: £216.88
  • Lifetime cost: £402.82
  • Contract length: 18
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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
  • 6 Months 1/2 Price Fibre Broadband

6 Months 1/2 Price Fibre Broadband

38Mb
up to
Unlimited
truly unlimited
2Mb
up to
£30
one-off-fee
£5
£10 after 6 mthsprice details+ £15.95 line rental24 month contract
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  • Upfront cost: £30
  • Average monthly: £25.95
  • First year cost: £311.40
  • Lifetime cost: £622.80
  • Contract length: 24
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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
  • 6 Months 1/2 Price Fibre Broadband

6 Months 1/2 Price Fibre Broadband

38Mb
up to
Unlimited
truly unlimited
2Mb
up to
£30
one-off-fee
£5
£10 after 6 mthsprice details+ £15.95 line rental24 month contract
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  • Upfront cost: £30
  • Average monthly: £25.95
  • First year cost: £311.40
  • Lifetime cost: £622.80
  • 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

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
Price details
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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SimplyBroadband Fibre
TalkTalk
  • Up to 38Mb broadband
  • Totally unlimited monthly usage
  • No calls included, pay for what you use
  • Free Connection
  • £1.75 off for 12 months
  • 6 months 1/2 price unlimited broadband

Free Connection, £1.75 off for 12 months & 6 months 1/2 price unlimited broadband

38Mb
up to
Unlimited
truly unlimited
2Mb
up to
Free
save £30
£6.75
£13.50 after 6 mthsprice details+ £15.95 line rental18 month contract
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  • Upfront cost: Free
  • Average monthly: £27.20
  • First year cost: £312.90
  • Lifetime cost: £489.60
  • Contract length: 18
Price details
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
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
  • £80 Sainsbury's Gift Card
  • £10 off for 6 months

£80 Sainsbury's Gift Card & £10 off for 6 months

38Mb
up to
20GB
usage limit
9.5Mb
up to
£30
one-off-fee
£8
£18 after 6 mthsprice details+ £15.99 line rental18 month contract
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  • Upfront cost: £30
  • Average monthly: £25.38
  • First year cost: £252.88
  • Lifetime cost: £456.82
  • Contract length: 18
Price details
Unlimited Fibre Broadband with Anytime Calls
Plusnet
  • Up to 38Mb fibre broadband
  • Unlimited usage allowance
  • Inclusive anytime calls
  • Free Activation Save £50
  • £11.24 off for 6 Months

Free Activation Save £50 & £11.24 off for 6 Months

38Mb
up to
Unlimited
traffic mgmt
19Mb
up to
£5.99
save £50
£8.75
£19.99 after 6 mthsprice details+ £15.95 line rental18 month contract
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  • Upfront cost: £5.99
  • Average monthly: £32.53
  • First year cost: £369.83
  • Lifetime cost: £585.47
  • Contract length: 18
Price details
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
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
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
More
  • Upfront cost: Free
  • Average monthly: £29.70
  • First year cost: £341.40
  • Lifetime cost: £712.80
  • 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
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What you need to know

  • Prices last checked and verified 21st August 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 (204)

1 day ago

Hi Philippa

Thanks for your question Can you find out the phone number of the house you are moving to? We need this information to be able to give you the correct deal results.

Hannah - Cable.co.uk

1 day ago

Hi Richard

Thanks for your comment. I have to admit I've never heard of changing your phone number to upgrade to fibre broadband! If you email your address and landline number to hannah@cable.co.uk I can get in touch with TalkTalk to find out what's going on.

Hannah - Cable.co.uk

Philippa
1 day ago

I'm about to move into a new build house and really want fibre optic. When I have searched open reach it shows fibre optic available at my exchange, however when I search for deals using my postcode S73 8FJ, there are no fibre optic deals available. Any advice😁

Richard
2 days ago

I live in rural Scotland and have been lucky to get 1.5 mb/s from my broadband package- usually it's around .33mb/s- and often takes 10 mins just to log on. -but joy oh joy, a fibre optic cable has been run to our local village. 2 friends are already connected and report 16 to 20mbps as the norm. I have been with Pipex Talk Talk for many years, and saw from your list above that they had several fibre optic deals available. However when I contacted Talk Talk today the said I couldn't be connected to the fibre optic cable without changing my telephone number- which I don't want to do- what's going on ??

2 days ago

Hi John

Check out our guide on broadband speeds to find out which one is right for you.

Hannah - Cable.co.uk

John h
2 days ago

Is 20Gb download limit a reasonable amount for an elderly couple? I might watch BT Sport on line and play some chess games as well as the usual emails etc. we do not play games on line.

4 days ago

Hi Jonathan

Thanks for your question. If you email your phone number to hannah@cable.co.uk I can look into this for you.

Hannah - Cable.co.uk

4 days ago

Hi Chris

Thanks for your question. It's difficult to say when the exchange will go live as ultimately it's down to when Openreach can do the work. The best thing to do would be to keep an eye on the OR website as any updates will be posted on there first.

Hannah - Cable.co.uk

Jonathan
7 days ago

Hi Hannah, Do you have any idea why my BS1 5XJ postcode which is in the city centre of Bristol cannot have fibre? Is there any way of finding out if and when we can have fibre? Thanks.

Chris
8 days ago

Hi Hannah.

we now have the new green box in my village ( Kinglassie ky5 ) and the new and old ones have been rewired as I have seen the OR guys working on it.

Now that the infrastructure has been done, when should I expect my exchange to go live? The OR website says that my exchange is still exploring solutions?

Thanks again

Chris

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