Fibre broadband is supplied over a fibre optic network which delivers faster download speeds and a more consistent connection.

It is much faster than ADSL broadband, making it perfect for large households or heavy internet users.

Can you get fibre where you live?

Coverage is often limited to cities and towns, so rural areas are less likely to get access. Use our postcode checker to check coverage in your area.

If fibre is not available where you live, you can check for upgrades to coverage on the Government's Go Superfast website.

How should you compare fibre packages?

Once you have checked coverage where you live, use our comparison table to look at:

How can you find the best deal?

Look for the cheapest package by comparing:

  • Total monthly cost: You will need to pay line rental if you have a phone line, so make sure you factor this in when looking for the cheapest monthly cost.

  • Setup and installation costs: You may pay a one off charge for an engineer to set up your fibre broadband. Costs vary between suppliers so check before you sign up.

  • Equipment costs: You may need to pay extra for your router, although some suppliers include this for free. Check if this is included in the cost of your package.

Fibre broadband FAQs

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Is fibre broadband faster than standard broadband?

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Yes, some fibre suppliers offer speeds of up to 1 GB/s while ADSL only offers up to 16 Mbps. Read our guide to broadband speed for more information.

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Why is fibre broadband not available where I live?

A

Fibre runs over a cable network that is only installed in parts of the UK. Broadband suppliers and the Government are working to extend coverage.

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Will I get a higher download limit with fibre broadband?

A

Yes, most suppliers offer a higher download limit than standard broadband. Read our guide for more information about data limits.

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How long does fibre broadband take to set up?

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It could take up to two weeks after you have ordered your package for your service to go live.

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Do I need a phone line to get fibre broadband?

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Yes, most suppliers only offer fibre as a broadband and phone package.