Fibre optic broadband deals: Our expert picks - week beginning 19th November
Each week the Broadband Genie team highlights some top offers to help you save money and get a better, faster 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.
Please do bear in mind not every deal may be available in your area - although we're sure we've got something for every requirement on Broadband Genie. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more offers, news and updates, and check out our blog, guides and features to get more out of your home and mobile broadband.
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.
This week we have two unbeatable exclusives. One for BT with £170 of rewards, and a very cheap deal on fast Origin Broadband with a bonus Amazon voucher.
EXCLUSIVE: BT Superfast Fibre + Weekend Calls + £170 reward
50Mb average speed | 18 month contract | £29.99 per month | £9.99 setup | £120 Mastercard + £50 Amazon gift card
BT and Broadband Genie have teamed up to offer some incredible Black Friday exclusives, but this is our favourite deal: get a fast fibre service with £170 rewards, adding up to an effective monthly price of only £21.10 for the first 18 months. All this makes it one of the best fibre deals on the market: A trusted provider; a great price and a broadband speed that will suit most requirements. What's not to love?
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.
£170 reward: This offer includes a Mastercard loaded with £120 credit which you must claim from BT after the broadband is activated. The £50 Amazon gift card is issued by Broadband Genie once we have confirmed the sale, which can take up to 90 days. You must click our link, and enter an email address when prompted. See our help page for more details.
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.
EXCLUSIVE: Origin Broadband 63Mb with £75 Amazon voucher and free setup
63Mb average speed | 18 month contract | £25 per month | £0 setup | £75 Amazon voucher | Ends 30th November
Origin Broadband’s Black Friday 2018 deal is a corker: get their fastest fibre service for an effective monthly price of only £20.83 per month including an exclusive Amazon voucher that’s only available from Broadband Genie.
63Mb average speed: The highest speed offered by Origin is enough to handle the demands of a busy shared home.
£25 per month: This is the standard monthly price, not an introductory offer, so barring mid-contract price rises this will not change at the end of the contract.
£0 setup: No cost for setup if you already have an active phone line. Extra fees apply if you require a new line, however.
£75 Amazon voucher: £75 Amazon voucher is sent by Broadband Genie once we’ve confirmed the sale with Origin, which can take up to 90 days. To claim this you must sign up through our link and enter an email address when prompted. See our help page for more info.
Extras: The package includes a free Wi-Fi router. Calls are not included but can be added if desired.
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.
This week you can take advantage of a cheap fibre deal from TalkTalk and Vodafone’s low cost fibre optic services.
TalkTalk Faster Fibre for £19.95 per month
36Mb average speed | 18 month contract | £19.95 per month | £9.95 setup | Ends 29th November
Bag yourself a fibre bargain with this offer from TalkTalk. With an average speed of 36Mb this is a good choice for individuals and families, fast enough for gaming, streaming and downloads. Your actual speed will vary but estimate is given when joining.
18 month contract: Early cancellation can be costly so don’t choose a long contract if you know you’ll have to cancel halfway through.
£19.95 per month: Increases to £33.50 after 18 months, but you have a fixed price guarantee so won’t be hit with a mid-contract rise.
£9.95 setup: A small activation fee, that we think is more than worth it to take advantage of this cheap fibre deal.
Extras: Free Wi-Fi router. Access to the TalkTalk TV Store.
Vodafone Unlimited Fibre 38 just £20
35Mb average speed | 18 month contract | £20 per month | £6.99 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.
£20 per month: This is Vodafone’s standard price, there is no price increase built in after the initial contract. Mid-contract price rises are possible, but unless they’re inflationary you have 30 days to leave for free.
£6.99 setup: No charge for the broadband activation, just a £6.99 postage fee for the Wi-Fi router. If you need a new phone line it will cost an additional £60.
Extras: Free Wi-Fi router. Free 6 month subscription to F- Secure anti-virus.
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 fibre. The fastest fibre deals on Broadband Genie are Hyperoptic's 1Gb broadband, although availability in some areas may be limited.
This week you can get BT Superfast 2 with exclusive rewards worth £190, a great deal on EE's fastest Fibre Plus package and a low price on Virgin Media's 362Mb Vivid Fibre.
EXCLUSIVE: BT Superfast Fibre 2 + Weekend Calls + £190 reward
67Mb average speed | 18 month contract | £39.99 per month | £9.99 setup | £140 Mastercard + £50 Amazon gift card | Ends 26th November
Take advantage of our exclusive deal and bag yourself rewards worth £190 when you sign up for BT Superfast Fibre 2.
67Mb average speed: For most of us this is the quickest fibre optic service available from BT, well suited to big downloads, HD video streaming and handling multiple users and devices in a family home.
£39.99 per month: For the broadband and phone line, including weekend calling to UK landlines. Increases to £58.99 after the initial 18 month contract.
£9.99 setup: The setup fee covers postage for your free Wi-Fi router, and the activation of the broadband service assuming you already have an active phone line. Extra charges apply if you need a new line.
£190 reward: This exclusive includes a pre-paid Mastercard loaded with £140 credit which you must claim from BT after the service is activated. The £50 Amazon voucher is sent by Broadband Genie to the email address you provide when clicking our link (please allow up to 90 days after activation). For more info and contact details see our help page.
Extras: BT doesn’t hold back on the freebies: as well as the Wi-Fi router you get 500GB BT Cloud storage, free BT security and parental control tools, web access to BT Sport 1, and free BT Wi-Fi for staying connected away from home.
EE Fibre Plus Broadband
67 Mb average speed | 18 month contract | £30 per month | £0 setup | Ends 19th November
This is a great price on fibre broadband from EE. One of the fastest non-Virgin packages on the market, widely available and with free setup; this is a great option for anyone after fast broadband. EE's top fibre package, their 'Fibre Plus Broadband' should support most fibre requirements at a very reasonable price.
67Mb average speed: Your actual speed will vary; EE will supply an estimate for your home upon signing up. This is a fast fibre speed, it’s sufficient for most requirements. Learn more about broadband speed.
18 month contract: You’re locked in for this period and cancellation can be expensive. Look for a short term deal if this is an issue.
£28.99 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 £41 after 18 months.
Extras: Free Wi-Fi router.
If ultrafast broadband speeds are really what you're after, then we'd recommend the following from Virgin Media
Virgin Media VIVID 350 Broadband and Phone
362Mb average speed | 12 month contract | £35 per month | £25 setup
Virgin’s fastest service - and at a price that undercuts many slower deals, at least for the first 12 months.
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.
12 month contract: Standard contract length, but you are still committed for a year so keep in mind the cost for early cancellation (and you can’t cancel for free if you move to an area outside the Virgin network).
£35 per month: A reasonable price for such a fast connection, but it does jump to £57 after the 12 month contract so be prepared to switch or ask for a better deal. Virgin does increase prices from time to time, though you can leave for free if it’s not linked to inflation.
Other recommended home internet offers
If none of these deals quite take your fancy then there's still some great offers for you on Broadband Genie. Why not try the following from John Lewis Broadband as an alternative?
John Lewis Fibre Broadband with £45 gift card
36Mb average speed | 12 month contract | £28.50 per month | £0 setup | £45 John Lewis voucher
Treat yourself with the £45 voucher you’ll get when signing up for a new fibre optic connection from John Lewis Broadband. Setup is free, too.
36Mb average speed: This is the speed attained by 50% of JL customers; your actual speed could be slower or faster but accurate estimates are given at sign-up.
12 month contract: Shorter than some other contracts, but you are still committing for a year.
£28.50 per month: Price increases to £38 after the initial 12 month contract. Mid-contract price rises can occur with any broadband package that doesn’t have a fixed price guarantee, but then you have 30 days to leave for free (except in the case of inflation-linked rises).
£0 setup: There’s no charge for activation with this deal, unless you need a new phone line in which case it will cost £49.99.
£45 John Lewis gift card: This is an e-gift card, not a physical voucher. No need to claim; it will be delivered via email within 60 days of activation.
Extras: Free Wi-Fi router.
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.