BT Fibre services are delivered by a fibre optic cable to your nearest telephone exchange. From there the signal is transferred and supplied to customers homes via a traditional copper landline. This explains why many services still require you to have a landline as part of the product. The price of this is included in monthly subscription prices (*unless otherwise stated).
BT are one of the first to offer a landline service as optional with Fibre. If you don’t order your Fibre Broadband with a landline then you are unable to add a call plan. This may suit some customers. However, your Fibre service is still supplied via a traditional line. This just means that your line is for the sole purpose of the supplying your broadband and cannot be used as a telephone line as well.
It is worth noting that all BT Fibre Broadband services come with unlimited monthly allowance.
BT Fibre Essential
The Fibre Essential service is the BT’s entry level Fibre product with average download speeds of 36mb (9mb upload). Essential is more than twice as fast as traditional broadband and is ideal for customers looking for a day-to-day service than can handle more than standard broadband. Good for streaming on one or two devices in not so busy households.
BT Fibre 1
Step up to 50mb download speeds (9mb upload) with BT Fibre 1. Supplying greater speeds for those households with moderate usage and a few devices connected simultaneously.
BT Fibre 2
For those looking for some extra headroom with busier homes online should consider BT’s Fibre 2 service. This gives you an average speed of 67mb download (16mb upload). Ideal for multiple use of online gaming, streaming and downloads.
BT Full Fibre Services – FTTP
BT Full Fibre (or FTTP – meaning Fibre-to-the-premises) leaps forward at lightning speeds in comparison to the Fibre services above. Full Fibre delivers your broadband connection direct from BT’s Exchange to your home with a fibre optic cable – no traditional line is used or needed. Currently and depending where you live – BT Fibre Ultrafast services operate at up to 900mb, giving the future in inline connectivity and ready for ‘smart houses’, instantaneous connections and streaming with zero concernS for latency or capacity.
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Although BT and its’ former network Openreach are no longer part of the same company – BT continue to utilise one of the UK’s biggest and most ambitious fibre networks in partnership with Openreach. This has allowed to keep up with Virgin Media and remains a competitive alternative to both Virgin and Sky when it comes to fibre and Ultrafast services. You can also opt to add a TV package alongside your BT Fibre service.
Let’s look at some nice bullet points to highlight some key benefits when joining BT Fibre:
Fibre services with top average speeds of 67mb
Ultrafast services with speeds up to 900mb
Regular Reward Card deals and incentives for new customers
Regular subscription discounts and free set-up offers
Optional landline and call plans
Optional TV packages available alongside Fibre services
91% UK coverage. Average speeds based on speed available to at least 50% of customers at peak time (8-10pm). Your actual speed will depend on your location, phone line, home wiring, Wi-Fi connection and time of day. Check your speed at bt.com/speed. Our Fibre broadband is subject to availability, geographic location, computer specifications and a line check. The exchange list and dates are subject to change. Terms apply.
Full Fibre from BT
8% UK coverage. Average speeds based on speed available to at least 50% of customers at peak time (8-10pm). Your actual speed will depend on home wiring, Wi-Fi connection and time of day.
Openreach Survey: In some cases Openreach have to carry out a survey before they can connect a home to Full Fibre. To do this they may need access to your property. If they do we’ll contact you to arrange a suitable time. If additional work is required, this may take longer than the initial set-up time provided and there could be additional costs. Our team of specialists will contact you to confirm what additional work is needed and how long this will take, usually within four weeks from the date your order was placed. If you don’t want to proceed with your upgrade based on this, you will be able to cancel your order and no charges will be applied to your account. Not all lines in an ultrafast Fibre area can support this service, call today to see if you are eligible.
For full terms and conditions please refer to the official BT.com website.
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