BT Superfast fibre broadband explained
By Dan Howdle | Monday, January 28th 2019
In this guide
- Can I get BT fibre broadband?
- Why choose BT fibre?
- Pros and cons
- Which deal is right for me?
- What will I need?
- How do I switch?
If you’re interested in BT fibre then you’ve come to the right place. Our comparison page lists all the best BT Superfast Fibre broadband deals available, and they are yours for the taking just by clicking the button. We’ve listed all the best deals that include a BT fibre package, so make sure you check all the details before clicking through to buy.
Before you make the leap to one of these BT Superfast Fibre deals, it’s best to make sure that it’s the right thing for you. BT fibre provides fast fibre optic to your property, but it does not necessarily present the best broadband deal for everyone. Make sure you check out the details and terms and conditions on the packages you’re looking at to make sure you’ll get the best value from it.
Can I get BT fibre broadband in my area?
BT fibre is currently available to 95% of UK homes, meaning there is every chance you can get it. Along with almost all its competitors, BT provides its broadband services over the Openreach network.
Before you start to compare broadband deals, you should put your postcode into the broadband checker at the top – this will limit the results to only those that are available in your area.
Why choose BT Superfast Fibre?
BT Superfast Fibre is faster than standard broadband
The major selling point for fibre optic broadband is the speed it provides. BT offers three speeds with its fibre packages with average speeds of 35Mbps, 50Mbps and 67Mbps so you should be able to find one that’s perfect for you. This is markedly faster than BT Broadband, which is advertised as averaging 11Mbps.
Access to BT Sport is available to BT fibre customers
If you’re mad into sports, then you’ll be delighted to hear that access to BT Sports is granted to everyone who signs up to BT Superfast Fibre and can be viewed on its online player and app. The BT Sports channel hosts 38 exclusive live Premier League matches, including 18 top pick games, as well as action from Aviva Premiership Rugby and exclusive live matches from the FA Cup.
BT Superfast Fibre can be bundled with a TV and phone bundle
BT fibre can be bundled up with a phone and TV package, which means you can get all your communication and entertainment from one place – great for those that like to keep things simple. TV Entertainment (the TV package that comes with BT Infinity) has 70 Freeview TV channels and an additional 20 channels including the Discovery Channel, the History Channel and MTV.
Pros & cons
- Faster than standard broadband
- Access to the BT Sport online player and app
- Bundle fibre with TV and phone bundles
- BT fibre is not available everywhere
- All deals require a 12-month contract
- Line rental inclusive in all pricing
Which package is right for me?
BT Superfast Fibre Essential is unlimited
BT Superfast Fibre 1 is the entry-level fibre package. It comes with a download speed averaging 35Mbps and no usage limit. This package is ideal for the average user who browses, streams, and shops online. It also comes with a raft of extra features, including BT SmartTalk, BT Parental Controls, the Home Hub 5 and 2GB’s worth of storage on the BT Cloud.
BT Superfast Fibre 1 package is unlimited
If you’re not after the fastest speed available, but don’t want to be worrying about data allowances, then BT Superfast Fibre 1 is for you. It comes with an average download speed of 50Mbps and there is no usage limit.
Superfast Fibre 2 is best for heavy downloaders
If you’re after the fastest advertised speed BT provides and an unlimited usage allowance, then BT Superfast Fibre 2 should be right up your street. It comes with a download speed averaging 67Mbps and, like all other BT broadband packages, is totally unlimited, so you should be able to do everything you want online, including downloading and streaming.
What will I need?
To get BT’s fibre deals, you’ll need a fibre optic line, which is not available to everyone at the moment. You can find out whether you can receive a fibre optic connection in your area by putting your postcode into the box at the top of this page.
All the BT Superfast Fibre packages come with a 12-month contract, which is pretty standard for a deal like this, but still a long time to be with one provider. Make sure you’re happy with this level of commitment since if you break your contract early, you will be charged a cancellation fee.
How do I switch?
Switching to BT is fairly easy. First, you need to check what is available in your area, which can be done with our broadband comparison table above.
After you’ve chosen your package, you need to contact BT, which can be done directly by clicking next to the deal above.
If you are already with another provider, BT will contact them on your behalf and cancel your old services (if you’re with Virgin Media, you’ll need to contact them yourself).
BT will let you know when the switch date will be and whether an engineer needs to visit the property. If you have any questions about switching, BT is able to assist.