Fibre broadband deals
To find the best fibre broadband deals you need to know which providers are operating in your area and, above all else, if your street is fibre broadband-ready at all.
All you need to find the answers to these questions is your postcode and a fibre broadband availability checker – don’t worry, you can borrow ours, it’s at the top of this page.
Ensuring you’re getting the best fibre deal
We can’t tell you what the best fibre optic broadband deal is because it really comes down to your budget and the average online activity of your household. That said, buyers often find the best fibre broadband deals to be those that offer a balance of performance, extra features and affordability.
Our best advice is to have a clear idea of what you need before you go hunting for offers; if you don’t, the chances are you’ll end up overbuying. First-time fibre broadband buyers don’t need to max out on speed; an entry fibre package will likely have all the oomph required. If you’re an existing fibre broadband customer you probably have a pretty clear idea of what speed you need (hint: it’s probably not the fastest on offer).
Once you know the sort of package you’re after, you can compare all the latest fibre broadband deals using the tools on this page.
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For those after the fastest fibre available
The fastest fibre broadband, widely available in the UK has a download speed of up to 200Mbps. It’s available from Virgin Media as part of its VIVID broadband collection, but there are no guarantees that you’ll be able to get it, as fibre broadband services – particularly those from Virgin Media – aren’t yet as readily available as standard broadband connections.
To discover whether Virgin Media is available in your area, enter your postcode into the availability checker at the top of this page. Even if you can’t get the UK’s fastest broadband speed, you can still compare the fastest fibre deals in your area and see all the latest offers from Sky, BT, TalkTalk and more.
Fibre ‘broadband-only’ deals
Fibre broadband-only deals aren’t all that common and providers have different interpretation of what ‘broadband only’ means. What you’re probably after is a fibre broadband service without a phone plan and with no line rental to pay – if that’s the case, you really only have one option right now, and that’s Virgin Media.
What some providers push as ‘broadband only’ is a fibre broadband package that’s bundled with a phone line but doesn’t come with an inclusive call plan – if this is what you’re after, you’re going to need to pay a monthly line rental fee on top of your fibre broadband subscription.
Finally, certain providers - including Plusnet and Origin broadband – offer fibre broadband as a standalone service, but only on the basis that you have an active landline with another supplier – whichever way you look at it, you still have a phone line and the monthly line rental fee that goes with it.
No matter which of these you are after, you can compare all the fibre broadband-only deals available in your area using to tools at the top of this page.
With phone bundled in
Fibre and phone deals are everywhere and they’re usually where you’ll find some a providers latest deals and special offers.
Some of the better fibre and phone packages are those that come with free calls as standard, whether that is during evenings or at the weekends, but a number of providers will only include these as paid extras along with free anytime calls and discount or inclusive calls abroad.
A more equipped phone plan will inevitably cost more than a bare-bones package, but you can find the best deals currently available by comparing fibre and phone deals in your area.
Fibre and TV deals are a prefect pairing if you plan on watching TV and movies on demand as the faster speeds make for a smoother streaming experience and enable HD films to download in a fraction of the time they would over a regular broadband connection.
You have several options when it comes to choosing a Fibre broadband and TV provider, including Sky, Virgin Media, BT and TalkTalk. Each has its own array of fibre speeds, TV channels and extra features, and you can explore all of them easily with the Cable.co.uk comparison tools.
Fibre from Sky
Sky Fibre deals regularly include offers of half-price and even free broadband, not to mention cashback rewards and free gifts on certain bundles.
Sky’s entry fibre broadband speed is available with either truly unlimited usage – an ideal option for families and active internet users – or a more modest monthly usage limit for single or infrequent users. If you want Sky’s fastest fibre package, you’ll have to order by phone.
Its prices may not always be the cheapest on the market, but its services are among the most popular and new customers are sure to seize a great offer when they compare Sky Fibre deals online.
Fibre from TalkTalk
TalkTalk fibre deals offer top speeds at competitive prices, so the provider is an obvious contender for anyone seeking an affordable fibre optic service.
‘Flashy’ is one way to describe TalkTalk’s typical fibre broadband deals, as the provider routinely rolls out big cashback rewards on top of half-price offers. Don’t get blinded by glitz though – it’s important to examine the costs and commitment inherent across all broadband deals, no matter how attractive they appear at first glance.
For the complete picture and a comprehensive comparison of prices, compare TalkTalk fibre broadband deals using the tools on this page.
Fibre from Virgin Media
Virgin Media fibre deals aren’t available everywhere so you should check broadband availability by postcode before your set you heart on any of the packages in its fibre line-up.
If you can get Virgin fibre broadband, don’t expect to find the same sort of deals you see with a lot of other providers – Virgin doesn’t make a habit of knocking money off its packages or offering vouchers, cashback or other rewards when you sign up to one of its broadband-only or broadband and phone services.
The best Virgin Media fibre deals are reserved for its broadband, TV and phone bundles – or Big Bundles as it likes to call them, so if you’re in the market for all three, you might find a bargain.
Fibre from BT
BT Infinity fibre deals are usually some of the most rewarding - perhaps simply because the UK telecoms giant can afford to splash out on new customers.
No matter what speed or usage limit you’re after, you’re likely to find a chorus of discounts, big cashback rewards and added savings on services such as BT Sport and BT Mobile, but don’t forget dig a little deeper when you compare the latest BT fibre deals short-term savings don’t always guarantee long-term value.
You can see how the latest BT Infinity deals stack up against the competition using our comprehensive comparison tools.
Fibre from Plusnet
Plusnet fibre broadband deals are often quite limited but also to the point, offering straightforward discounts that usually translate into long-term value for money.
Its contracts may not be as short as some of its competitors, but Plusnet’s good reputation for customer service signals greater buyer satisfaction, and that may warrant the longer commitment.
With unlimited usage as standard and superfast download speeds to match the bulk of its rivals, Plusnet will probably appear on the shortlists of a number of fibre broadband deal hunters. See how its latest offers compete with other providers using the Cable.co.uk comparison tools.
Alternative fibre broadband deals
If you’re seeking fibre deals from alternative providers as apposed to the UK’s biggest, there are plenty to choose from – but you need to know what’s available in your area first, so enter your postcode at the top of this page to find out.
Choosing a less mainstream fibre broadband provider, such as Direct Save Telecom or Origin Broadband, doesn’t mean compromising on speed, as most alternative providers offer packages between 38Mbps and 76Mbps, and usually with unlimited usage as standard.
However, most do tend to offer a more ‘no frills’ service, which means you may not get the same vouchers, rewards, software and other perks.