BT Full Fibre 900 broadband

Dan Howdle | November 2nd, 2022

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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.

Key features

Here’s the rundown of what you can expect from the Full Fibre 900 package:

Price £57.99 per month
Download speed 900Mbps
Upload speed 110Mbps
Broadband Fibre to the premises (FTTP)
Home phone None, Evening & Weekends, Anytime
Parental controls Yes: WebSafe
Router BT SmartHub 2
Packages available Broadband only, Broadband & phone, Broadband & TV, Broadband, phone & TV
Contract length 24 months

Who is BT Full Fibre 900 for?

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:

  • Modern families – BT boasts that Full Fibre 900 can support up to 100 devices at once. Though few households will have that much kit online all at once, the ultrafast speeds and advanced router tech means large families can stream music, watch TV on multiple devices, and log in to work meetings all at once, with more than enough broadband to go around
  • Pro gamers – As full fibre broadband enters the market, packages with ultrafast speeds are often marketed towards gamers, especially those who are constantly downloading new games, updates and patches, or recording and uploading game replays. With seriously impressive download and upload speeds, online gaming on full fibre broadband is an effortlessly smooth experience, with practically zero lag
  • Home workers – If you work from home, or use cloud storage solutions like Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox or iCloud to transfer large files/backup documents and photos, the Full Fibre 900 package will help streamline your workflow with lightning-fast download speeds and enviable upload speeds
  • Cinemaphiles – How better to use your near-gigabit broadband than by streaming the latest movies and shows in the highest available quality? With more and more shows launching in 4K, and even live sports being broadcast in crystal-clear quality, now is a good time to consider the benefits of full fibre
  • Live streamers and influencers – With platforms like Twitch rising in popularity, more people than ever are turning their hand to live streaming, or making content for platforms like YouTube and TikTok. With Full Fibre 900, upload content in seconds and stream for hours without interruption, even at peak times

How does Full Fibre 900 compare?

Broadband Package Download Speed Upload Speed Monthly Cost
Broadband 10Mbps 1Mbps £29.99 per month
BT Fibre 1 50Mbps 9.5Mbps £32.99 per month
Fibre Essential 36Mbps 9.5Mbps £27.99 per month
BT Fibre 2 67Mbps 19Mbps £35.99 per month
BT Full Fibre 100 150Mbps 28Mbps £29.99 per month
BT Full Fibre 500 500Mbps 73Mbps £34.99 per month
BT Full Fibre 900 900Mbps 110Mbps £57.99 per month
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What's included with Full Fibre 900?

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.

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BT Super Hub 2.0 router specification

  • Reliable wifi – The Smart Hub 2.0 uses the standard Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), which should suit almost all household purposes. The router does not support the more recent Wi-Fi 6 (802.22ax), which may disappoint technophiles
  • Smart Scan technology – The Smart Hub keeps tabs on your router’s connections: making changes, rebooting and creating a new connection in the background if it finds a problem, all at a time that will cause minimal disruption
  • Intelligent filtering – Smart Hub 2.0 will automatically filter out interference that can impact on your Wi-Fi performance, to ensure a clear connection
  • Dual band frequency – To ensure that demanding activities, such as downloading large files, doesn’t interfere with less intensive household connections, the Smart Hub 2.0 uses both 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequency bands
  • Four gigabit ethernet ports – The Smart Hub 2.0 has four gigabit Ethernet ports, allowing wired connection to four nearby devices that require optimal speeds
  • Seven antennae – With seven antennae, the Smart Hub 2.0 outnumbers some of its competitors, ensuring wifi coverage will be strong in almost any household

Extras

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.

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What we think

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.

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