Fibre optic broadband deals: Our expert picks - week beginning 14th January
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.
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're highlighting an exclusive on Sky including a £100 voucher, and a BT deal which includes rewards worth £90.
EXCLUSIVE: Sky Fibre Max for £27 with £100 M&S voucher
63Mb average speed | 18 month contract | £27 per month | £9.95 setup | £100 M&S gift card | Ends 17th January
Score a superfast Sky fibre optic broadband service for an effective monthly price of only £22 with this exclusive offer from Broadband Genie.
63Mb average speed: Sky’s fastest fibre optic service will provide very rapid download speeds to suit even busy households. It also offers upload speeds up to 19Mb.
£27 per month: Very reasonable price for a broadband service of this speed, but beware the built-in price rise after 18 months.
£9.95 setup: This fee covers the activation of the broadband and postage for the Wi-Fi router. However, it assumes you already have an active phone line so extra costs will apply if you need a new line.
£100 M&S gift card: Your free M&S voucher is issued by Broadband Genie and will be sent to the email address provided by you after clicking the deal. If you go to any other sites after clicking our link it won’t be valid. Vouchers will be sent once confirmation of the sale is received from Sky, which can take up to 90 days. Please note you must be a new Sky customer - you cannot claim this offer if you’ve previously registered an account with Sky or Sky Broadband!
BT Superfast Fibre + Weekend Calls + £90 reward
50Mb average speed | 18 month contract | £29.99 per month | £9.99 setup | £90 pre-paid Mastercard | Ends 24th January
BT has cut the price of its broadband packages, and is also offering a pre-paid Mastercard loaded with credit to spend. This Superfast Fibre package includes a £90 reward, making the effective monthly including setup just £25.55 for the first 18 months.
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 broadband, line rental and inclusive calls 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. But you must have an active phone line, otherwise extra costs will apply.
£90 reward: Rewards are only valid for new customers. This offer includes a Mastercard loaded with £90 credit which you must claim from BT after the broadband is activated.
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.
This week you can take advantage of an exclusive fibre deal from TalkTalk, and enjoy a very low price on fibre to the home with independent fibre network operator Hyperoptic.
EXCLUSIVE: TalkTalk Faster Fibre with £40 Amazon gift card and free setup
36Mb average speed | 18 month contract | £22.50 per month | £0 setup | £40 Amazon gift card | Ends 17th January
Bag yourself a fibre bargain with this offer from TalkTalk and Broadband Genie. Including the exclusive voucher the effective monthly price is just £20.28.
36Mb average speed: This is a good choice for individuals and families, fast enough for gaming, streaming and downloads.
£22.50 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.
£0 setup: No activation fee with this offer, but this assumes you already have an active phone line. New lines will cost extra.
£40 Amazon gift card: The voucher is exclusive to Broadband Genie. You must sign up for the package online using our link, and enter an email address when prompted. We must be able to track your purchase so don’t click on any other links after ours and disable browser extensions which may interfere. Vouchers are sent after we have confirmed your TalkTalk registration, which can take up to 90 days. See our help page for further info.
Extras: Free Wi-Fi router and access to the TalkTalk TV Store.
Hyperoptic 30Mb broadband only just £21
30Mb average speed | 12 month contract | £21 per month | £0 setup
Hyperoptic is a fibre to the home (FTTH) provider which operates on a separate network to Virgin and BT. Because it’s a full fibre service you can get speeds up to 1Gb, though that speed is overkill for most of us! With this offer you get a broadband only fibre service that’s cheaper than most.
The catch is that availability is limited because you must be in a Hyperoptic network area - enter your postcode in the table or click through to their site to check if you’re eligible.
30Mb average speed: While this is a slightly slower speed than other entry level fibre packages, you are likely to get close to the advertised rate.
£21 per month: Increases to £25 after 12 months.
£0 setup: No charge for installation or activation, worth £240.
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.
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 rewards worth £110, and save with an exclusive TalkTalk deal that includes a £40 reward.
EXCLUSIVE: TalkTalk Faster Fibre Large with £40 Amazon gift card
63Mb average speed | 18 month contract | £25 per month | £0 setup | £40 Amazon gift card | Ends 17th January
We have an awesome money-saving offer for TalkTalk’s fastest fibre broadband package, and you’ll only find it on Broadband Genie.
As well as a discounted monthly fee, you’ll also receive a £40 Amazon gift, making the effective monthly price for the 63Mb fibre optic service just £22.77 for the first 18 months.
63Mb average speed: This is the fastest speed available from TalkTalk, and 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.
£40 Amazon gift card: Your gift card is supplied by Broadband Genie. To claim this you must sign up through our link, and enter an email address when prompted. The voucher is sent once we’ve confirmed the sale with TalkTalk, which can take up to 90 days. Questions or problems? More information is available on our help page.
Extras: A free Wi-Fi router is included (and there’s no charge for P&P).
BT Superfast Fibre 2 + Weekend Calls + £110 reward
67Mb average speed | 18 month contract | £39.99 per month | £9.99 setup | £110 Mastercard | Ends 24th January
With the latest BT broadband offer you can claim a pre-paid Mastercard loaded with £110 credit, and enjoy a discount price for the first 18 months. Including setup that gives you fast fibre broadband for an effective monthly cost of £34.43
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.
£110 reward: Reward is only valid for new customers. This offer includes a pre-paid Mastercard loaded with £110 credit, which you must claim from BT after the service is activated.
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.
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 or Virgin Media as an alternative?
Virgin Media VIVD 100 with phone just £27
108Mb average speed | 12 month contract | £27 per month | £25 setup
Virgin has cut the first year cost of its VIVID 100 package, down to £27 per month for the first 12 months.
108Mb average speed: Virgin fibre optic broadband is faster than most, but these kinds of speeds are usually only necessary if the connection is shared with multiple people in your home, otherwise you could save money with a slower connection.
£27 per month:This package usually costs £32 for the first 12 months, but is reduced to £29 with this offer. After 12 months it increases to £47.
Extras:Includes a Virgin phone line with unlimited weekend calls to UK landlines and Virgin Mobile numbers. Also comes with a free Virgin Media Super Hub Wi-Fi router.
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.