Fibre optic broadband deals: Our expert picks - week beginning 15th April
Each week the Broadband Genie team highlights some top offers to help you save money and get a great new broadband service. Below you’ll find our picks of the best deals available right now, including the fastest and cheapest fibre optic broadband packages on the market.
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What are the best fibre broadband deals?
The best fibre broadband deals are those that mix performance and value. These won’t always be the cheapest or fastest, but they’ll deliver a package that suits most people at a reasonable price, usually accompanied by free extras to sweeten the deal.
Plusnet Fibre Broadband Line Only with free setup and £50 reward
36Mb average speed | 18 month contract | £23.99 per month | £0 setup | £50 reward | Ends 16th April
Plusnet is often up there with the cheapest broadband providers, and they’re even better value right now with this offer.
Sign up by 16th April and you can claim a Plusnet reward card (pre-paid Mastercard) loaded with £50.
36Mb average speed: Your actual speed will vary; Plusnet will supply an estimate for your home upon signing up. This is an entry level fibre speed, it’s usually sufficient for a typical family or individual. Learn more about broadband speed.
£23.99 per month: The monthly cost for the broadband and line rental. No calls are included in this package so this will be extra, though calling can be added later. Increases to £34.98 after 18 months.
£0 setup: There’s no charge for activation with this offer, unless you need a new phone line in which case extra costs will apply.
£50 reward: For new Plusnet customers only. Reward must be claimed from Plusnet, details will be emailed after your broadband is activated.
Extras: Free Wi-Fi router.
BT Superfast Fibre + Weekend Calls + free Google Home
50Mb average speed | 18 month contract | £29.99 per month | £9.99 setup | Free Google Home | Ends 25th April
Sign up to BT Superfast Fibre by the 25th April and you can claim a free Google Home smart speaker worth £129.
Including the rewards, this package has an effective monthly price of just £23.38 for the first 18 months, amazing value for a fibre optic broadband service, especially one with a fast average speed of 50Mb.
50Mb average speed: Most other fibre providers have an entry level speed of around 35-36Mb, but BT offers a significantly quicker 50Mb.
£29.99 per month: The monthly cost for the first 18 months, then it increases to £52.49.
£9.99 setup: The up-front fee covers broadband activation and includes postage for the router. You must have an active phone line, otherwise extra costs will apply.
Free Google Home: For new BT customers only. Offer includes a free Google Home smart speaker. Reward must be claimed from BT after activation of the broadband.
Extras: Includes a free BT Smart Hub Wi-Fi router, free 100GB BT Cloud storage, free BT Sport 1 (online only) and free access to the BT Wi-Fi hotspot network.
What are the cheapest fibre broadband deals?
Fibre optic broadband doesn’t have to be expensive. Broadband Genie always has a wide choice of cheap fibre broadband deals at prices that won’t bust your budget, so you can still get fast home Wi-Fi and you don’t have to compromise on extras or freebies either.
Vodafone Superfast 1 just £21 for 18 months
35Mb average speed | 18 month contract | £21 per month | £11.99 setup
No special offers here, just a simple low monthly price for this entry level fibre optic package from Vodafone.
35Mb average speed: Average is a little lower than some, but it can always be a little slower or faster than quoted, and you will get an accurate estimate for your home when signing up.
£21 per month: No built-in price rise after the contract ends, but mid-contract price rises are a possibility.
£11.99 setup: Up front fee for the broadband activation and Wi-Fi router delivery. But if you need a new phone line it will cost an additional £60.
Extras: Free Wi-Fi router. Free six month subscription to F-Secure anti-virus.
onestream Jetstream Unlimited 38Mb fibre broadband just £19.95
38Mb average speed | 12 month contract | £19.95 per month | £9.99 setup
Get fibre optic broadband for only £19.95 for the first 12 months with this very cheap deal from newcomer onestream.
38Mb average speed: A slightly higher average speed than some other fibre providers. This speed is suitable for shared homes or anyone using the connection for lots of streaming and downloading.
£19.95 per month: This is a very low price for fibre optic broadband, but it does increase to £34.99 after 12 months.
£9.99 setup: Covers broadband installation and postage of the Wi-Fi router. However, extra costs may apply if you require a new line, or if you’re switching from Sky or Virgin Media.
Extras: Includes a free Wi-Fi router.
What are the fastest fibre optic offers?
If speed is your primary concern then you’ll find plenty of fast fibre broadband deals that offer rapid broadband connectivity. But always try to find a good balance between speed and value for money as most of us do not need the very fastest connection.
Virgin Media VIVID 350 Fibre Broadband and phone with 365Mb download speed
362Mb average speed | 12 month contract | £25 setup | £39 per month
Virgin’s fastest service isn’t cheap, but the price still undercuts some slower deals, at least for the first 12 months. But not everyone needs broadband this quick so think about whether you could save money with a slower service.
Virgin Media does offer the same broadband speed without a phone line but that package is currently far more expensive than this broadband and phone bundle.
362Mb average speed: This is an extremely high speed, best suited to serving busy family or shared homes where it will easily be able to handle multiple people streaming and downloading at the same time.
£39 per month: A reasonable price for such a fast connection. Increases to £57 after 12 months. Virgin does increase prices from time to time, though you can leave for free if it’s not linked to inflation.
£25 setup: For activation and installation of your Virgin service, and delivery of the Wi-Fi router.
Extras: Includes free Virgin Media Super Hub Wi-Fi router. Phone package provides inclusive weekend calls to UK landlines and Virgin Mobile numbers.
TalkTalk Faster Fibre Large just £25 for 18 months
63Mb average speed | 18 month contract | £25 per month | £0 setup
Get TalkTalk’s fastest fibre optic broadband for only £25 for the first 18 months. This is the cheapest fibre broadband in this speed tier, and undercuts many slower packages..
If you’re interested in upgrading to the best fibre broadband but have been put off by the cost you won’t want to miss out on this deal.
63Mb average speed: The fastest speed available from TalkTalk, it provides plenty of bandwidth to handle the demands of a busy shared household.
£25 per month: A very low price for the speed, though it will increase after 18 months. However you are safe from mid-contract price rises thanks to TalkTalk’s fixed price guarantee.
£0 setup: There’s no charge for setup, provided you already have an active telephone line. Extra costs will apply if you need a new phone line.
Extras: A free Wi-Fi router is included (and there’s no charge for P&P).
Find out more about fibre optic
Not sure whether you need fibre optic broadband, or what speed might be right for you? As well as amazing money-saving deals we also have loads of tips and advice to help you choose the right broadband package.
What is fibre broadband? Want to know a bit more about fibre before buying? Then check out our comprehensive guide to fibre. Our experts answer all your questions about fibre optic, including the speeds you can get or if you even need it in the first place!
What is broadband speed? Struggling with your megabits and your megabytes? Or are you desperate to know the difference between upload and download speed? Check out our guide for information on what all of this means.
Broadband speed test: If you just want to know what speed you're actually getting, maybe to compare with some of the packages on this very page, check out our speed test.
How to speed up your broadband: Slugglish connection? Check out our simple trioubleshooting guide and get your Wi-Fi up to speed.
Fastest broadband: What are the best broadband speeds you could be getting? Check out our guide to the fastest broadband connections across the country.
What broadband speed do you need? Is fibre right for you? Do you need to go Ultrafast, or will a simple ADSL connection suffice? Our guide looks at every type of home broadband usage and a suggested speed for each.
FTTC vs FTTP: Need the fastest fibre broadband? You might want to consider Fibre to the Premises (FTTP). Find out all about it in our guide.