Claire Nottage | May 12th, 2023
BT’s Fibre 2 is BT’s premium, widely available fibre broadband package. Slower than the ultrafast packages, which are not yet as widely available, Fibre 2 offers a good download speed that averages 67Mbps.
For many years Fibre 2 (or BT Infinity 2 as it was known), was BT’s premium option and the fastest download speed available, with the exception of the packages offered by Virgin Media. Today, it has been taken over by the ultrafast speeds that range from 145Mbps to 900Mbps. However, 67Mbps is still a very good broadband speed and is ideal for most households.
From single gamers to larger family homes where numerous devices need to be kept online, BT Fibre 2 is a solid choice. We take a look at what kind of activities 67Mbps can support and what else you get with the BT Fibre 2 package.
Here’s a quick summary of what you will get with BT Fibre 2 broadband.
|Price||£35.99 per month|
|Broadband||Fibre to the cabinet (FTTC)|
|Home phone||None, Evening & Weekends, Anytime|
|Router||Smart Hub 2|
|Packages available||Broadband only, Broadband & phone, Broadband & TV|
|Contract length||24 months|
BT Fibre 2 offers the fastest speed possible to homes that cannot yet get ultrafast speeds or a Virgin Media connection, making it the best broadband speed you can get for the majority of the population. A 67Mbps service will cope admirably with keeping several devices online at once – with streaming, downloading and gaming.
However, here is a bit more detail on the capabilities of BT Fibre 2 and what kind of household it would suit:
|Broadband Package||Download Speed||Upload Speed||Monthly Cost|
|Broadband||10Mbps||1Mbps||£29.99 per month|
|Fibre 1||50Mbps||9.5Mbps||£32.99 per month|
|Fibre Essential||36Mbps||9.5Mbps||£31.99 per month|
|Fibre 2||67Mbps||19Mbps||£35.99 per month|
|Full Fibre 100||150Mbps||28Mbps||£35.99 per month|
|Full Fibre 500||500Mbps||73Mbps||£44.99 per month|
|Full Fibre 900||900Mbps||110Mbps||£49.99 per month|
BT Fibre 2 offers a 67Mbps download speed that is fully unlimited with no fair usage limits and it comes with the BT Smart Hub, a capable router that can comfortably support several devices both over wifi and via a cabled connection. Customers that choose to pay extra and upgrade to Complete Wifi will receive a Smart Hub 2 router.
Customers who sign up to BT Fibre 2 will automatically receive free security software in the form of BT Web Protect. This works at network level, protecting any device that is connected to your Smart Hub from phishing attacks, viruses, and trojans. A warning will flash up before you visit a potentially harmful site to protect your device from attack. Web Protect also blocks pop-ups, and scans your emails to protect against spyware and viruses.
In addition to Web Protect, BT Fibre 2 also comes with BT Virus Protect. This software is for individual devices and BT Fibre 2 customers will automatically receive two licences to use on devices of their choice. To protect additional devices, customers can choose to pay extra to get 15 licences.
BT Virus Protect protects individual devices from viruses and spyware. Customers can also choose to download Norton password Manager, which enables you to create and store complex passwords in one place to keep all your personal information secure.
All BT broadband packages come with BT Parental Controls. Designed to protect young eyes from anything ranging from social media to pornography sites, the parental controls come with a choice of three settings: Moderate, Light and Strict controls, which parents can then adapt accordingly if they wish.
There are over five million BT Wifi hotspots scattered around the country that BT broadband customers can take advantage of via their mobile or laptop when they are away from their home wifi, from stations and airports to hotels and shops. Customers just need to download the BT wifi app, which will enable your device to automatically connect to a hotspot whenever it is in range, saving your mobile data for when you need it.
BT Fibre 2 offers a decent download speed that will comfortably support a generous amount of devices in a busy family home. It comes with good security software and customers have the option to bundle it with a calls package and a BT TV package if they wish – BT TV is a well-priced TV service that comes with Netflix and NOW TV entertainment as standard.
FIbre 2 does, however, come on a 24-month contract that is considerably longer than the 18 months offered by several comparable broadband providers. It is also not the cheapest package around, but with the free Wifi hotspots and free security software, it does offer fairly good value for money.