Fibre optic broadband deals and providers
Getting superfast broadband for your home
Call Simplifydigital on 0800 542 4704 to
find out if fibre optic broadband is available for your
Fibre optic broadband is faster and more
reliable than standard broadband, and it's ideal for larger
households with lots of people needing to get online at the same
time, using multiple devices.
If you're considering a fibre optic broadband deal, here's what
you need to know:
What is the difference between fibre optic and standard
- Fibre optic broadband is faster than standard broadband (top Virgin
Media fibre optic broadband packages have speeds up to
- Fibre is more reliable - the fibre glass cables run underground
separately to standard copper telephone wires and are more
- Fibre is usually more expensive - fibre broadband packages
usually cost more than standard broadband packages, but there are
lots of affordable packages available now.
Fibre optic broadband is best for...
- Larger households with lots of devices connecting to a home
- People who download a lot of files and stream a lot of music or
- Those with a connected TV set who want to enjoy On Demand
services like Netflix or NOW TV,
while still browsing online
- People who play games online and need to be able to download
large game files or play multiplayer matches
How fast is fibre optic broadband?
Fibre optic broadband is 'superfast', which means that it
delivers speeds of at least 24Mb to your home. Basic fibre packages
start with speeds up to 30mbps and are the cheapest available
option. An up to 30Mb fibre package should offer you average speeds
that are suitable for streaming movies or TV shows, gaming online
or browsing and emailing on multiple devices. You can also opt for
an intermediate package with speeds up to 50Mb or 76mbps, which is
more suitable for larger households and if Virgin Media is
available in your area you could even opt for 100Mb or 200Mb.
Not sure which speed you need? The best way to choose a
broadband package is to look at your needs and consider which
service will offer you the best experience and value for money.
Which providers offer fibre optic broadband packages?
Lots of providers now offer fibre optic broadband services.
- TalkTalk offers Faster Fibre
packages with speeds up to 38Mb, and
Faster Fibre (76) packages with speeds up to 76Mb
- Sky is one of the UK's most popular fibre broadband providers,
Unlimited Fibre deals offering speeds up to 38Mb and
Fibre Pro deals maxing out at 76Mb.
- Virgin Media has the UK's fastest fibre broadband speeds, with
their top package offering speeds up to
Advice from our experts:
you know that internet-connected TV services, like Sky On Demand
and TalkTalk Box Office, use up your home network bandwidth and
connect to your broadband? While standard broadband may be suitable
for your browsing needs, it might not cut the mustard for your
telly watching habits if you're using BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Now TV
or similar services.
If you're not sure which fibre optic broadband package or
provider is right for you, call our free switching service on 0800
542 4704 and have a friendly expert recommend the right deal for