Dan Howdle | November 2nd, 2022
BT, the UK’s largest supplier of broadband and phone services, is currently in the early stages of upgrading its Openreach network, to support full fibre connection across the country. With this upgrade, customers on BT’s network will be able to benefit from FTTP, or ‘Fibre to the Property’, with direct connections to ultrafast speeds via the fibre network.
Full Fibre 900 is BT’s premium fibre broadband deal, with average speeds of 900Mbps and guaranteed speeds of 700Mbps. For those seeking the best of the best, look no further than the fastest package BT has to offer.
Here’s the rundown of what you can expect from the Full Fibre 900 package:
|£57.99 per month
|Fibre to the premises (FTTP)
|None, Evening & Weekends, Anytime
|BT SmartHub 2
|Broadband only, Broadband & phone, Broadband & TV, Broadband, phone & TV
BT’s Full Fibre 900 is an ultrafast broadband package with near unparalleled speed, tapping into the full potential of emerging fibre broadband technology wired directly to the property (FTTP). Ongoing plans to upgrade the Openreach network to accommodate full fibre stretch well into 2026, meaning the package is still not available to many postcodes in the UK. Those lucky enough to be eligible to receive full fibre supply can consider whether the Full Fibre 900 deal is right for them.
Here’s who we’d recommend the ultrafast Full Fibre 900 to:
|£29.99 per month
|BT Fibre 1
|£32.99 per month
|£27.99 per month
|BT Fibre 2
|£35.99 per month
|BT Full Fibre 100
|£29.99 per month
|BT Full Fibre 500
|£34.99 per month
|BT Full Fibre 900
|£57.99 per month
With such ultrafast speeds, you can expect unlimited downloads with no limits, restrictions or quotas in sight.
Full Fibre 900 is bundled with BT’s second-generation router, the Smart Hub 2. BT’s latest router comes ready to support ultrafast broadband speeds, with seven antennae to maximise coverage in the home. Those looking to enhance their wifi hardware can add on the BT Complete Home Wi-Fi Disc, boosting their coverage and eliminating any wifi dark spots in the process. The Super Hub 2 is compatible only with a BT broadband service, but customers can upgrade to another router at their own cost, with alternatives available from BT’s web store.
BT Customers can opt in to receive BT Virus Protect powered by Norton, a leader in cyber security. The service will monitor and defend against online nasties like malware and spyware, as well as advising against known harmful websites. Additionally, customers can choose to install Norton Password Manager to protect and strengthen your safety online, by creating and storing stronger, unique passwords for each of your accounts. BT Virus Protect is available on PC, Mac and Android devices, but is currently not available for iOS devices.
Additionally, customers with children at home can benefit from BT Parental Controls, offering customisable levels of protection and blocking websites not suitable for them. Parental Controls apply to all devices on the home network, meaning you’ll experience the same blocks as your little ones when on BT Wi-Fi. Additionally, you can benefit from all the same protections when connected to public BT Hotspots.
With over five million hotspots in the UK, BT Wi-Fi is the largest public wifi service in the UK. Any customer with a BT Broadband account can connect on-the-go. There are also over 20 million hotspots worldwide, helping holidaymakers avoid costly roaming charges.
Full fibre is the future of home broadband, and suppliers like BT are leading the charge with ultrafast speeds already available in some areas. If you are lucky enough to be eligible for full fibre, BT’s packages offer good value for money. However, Full Fibre 900 is a premium service, and is therefore pricier as a result.
BT customers can complete their Full Fibre broadband package with bespoke landline and TV services. Call options include an unlimited minutes option as well as Pay As You Go, and TV packages are customisable too, with a range of entertainment and sport options. Additionally, Full Fibre customers currently receive a 12-month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate from BT. We like the flexibility of these packages, and regular sign-up perks like the Game Pass are a bonus.
BT is still in the early stages of its network upgrade, so you may be waiting some time for full fibre in your area. That said, the download and upload speeds on offer with full fibre are seriously impressive and customers are also less likely to experience service interruptions than with other broadband connections, so if full fibre is available in your area, it’s well worth consideration.