FTTP checker: full fibre broadband deals
Welcome to Broadband Genie! Here you’ll find everything you need to get a great FTTP deal. These full fibre packages offer average download speeds between 100Mb to a lightning fast 1Gb+.
Not everyone has access to these fastest broadband packages, though. The rollout of full fibre services across the UK is still ongoing. Use our availability checker to see what’s on offer in your area:
Broadband Genie FTTP deals checker
What is FTTP?
FTTP stands for ‘Fibre-To-The-Premises’. You might sometimes see it referred to as 'FTTH’ or ‘Fibre-To-The-Home’. It’s not too confusing. They all mean the same thing!
Full fibre is broadband technology that uses fibre optic cables instead of the traditional copper wires. With FTTP, fibre cables are used from the exchange all the way into your home. That means even faster and more reliable broadband.
If you’re after a speedy internet connection where you won’t need a phone line, full fibre could be for you.
How does FTTP work?
Most standard broadband connections only uses fibre cables up to the street cabinets. The final link is then completed using a regular copper telephone line, or a “coaxial cable”, in the case of Virgin Media.
This type of superfast broadband is pretty cheap and quick to install. But its use of older lines, especially the ageing BT Openreach telephone wires, means that speeds can be limited.
It isn’t just great for downloading. Full fibre broadband has excellent upload speeds, so you can quickly send files to the internet.
Full fibre broadband is a future-proof technology able to support faster speeds as they get introduced. By replacing old infrastructure with fibre optic lines, we’re building a network with better functionality that will last.
See also: ‘An easy guide to broadband speeds’
Which broadband providers offer FTTP broadband deals?
FTTP is a fairly new technology for home broadband in the UK. But coverage is improving quickly, so it’s become a lot more common.
It’s now available from many broadband providers. This includes household names like BT and Sky, as well as some you probably haven’t heard of. You’ll find there’s a wide selection of broadband packages, including deals that are similar to regular home broadband offers, such as FTTP broadband with free gifts.
BT Full Fibre
BT offers a variety of speeds for all needs. All of its packages include a BT Smart Hub, unlimited data, and 24/7 tech support.
Find out more with this BT FTTP checker, or pop your address into the deals checker box below:
BT FTTP deals checker
Community Fibre offers powerful broadband in 23 London boroughs with speeds up to an astonishing 3Gb! All packages are unlimited and available on 12 or 24-month contracts. Get broadband without a phone, or you can add inclusive calls for a low monthly fee.
For more information, visit our Community Fibre deals page.
Gigaclear is an FTTP provider that serves people out in the countryside. It delivers incredibly fast broadband to areas that aren’t served by other providers.
Find out more, with our Gigaclear broadband review.
Hyperoptic is an FTTP specialist available in certain towns and cities, including London, Cardiff, Leeds, Glasgow, Newcastle and more. It offers a range of speeds up to 1Gb, starting with a cheap entry-level package.
Here’s our in-depth Hyperoptic review.
Shell Energy Ultrafast
Shell Energy Ultrafast has a range of services, all with unlimited data. Like other Shell deals, you also benefit from rewards and discounts.
One of the UK’s most popular TV and broadband bundle providers also offers ultrafast FTTP internet, with a choice of download speeds.
See if you can get Sky Ultrafast broadband with our Sky deals checker.
TalkTalk was an early champion of FTTP. It now offers the service across the UK, with the choice of packages.
Can you get a TalkTalk package as fast as 944Mb? Find out with our TalkTalk deals checker.
Although the majority of Virgin Media’s packages use a special kind of network, it’s also installing FTTP. In fact, Virgin Media aims to upgrade its cable network to full FTTP broadband by 2028.
Vodafone Pro Ultrafast
Vodafone Pro Ultrafast is a premium service with great speeds. It also includes an emergency 4G backup connection, truly unlimited broadband and a dedicated broadband app to help optimise your Wi-Fi signal.
For more information, read our Vodafone broadband review.
On top of these, there are plenty of other smaller, alternative network providers that could turn out to be a great option for a full fibre deal.
What's the difference between FTTP, cable, G.fast, and ultrafast broadband?
Also known as FTTH or full fibre, is a broadband connection that uses a dedicated fibre optic line. It runs all the way into your home or business and connects directly to the Wi-Fi router.
This is the type of broadband used by most Virgin Media services, where a coaxial cable links your home to the roadside street cabinets. In some parts of its network, Virgin has installed fibre instead. Read more in our 'Can I get Virgin?' guide.
This is a type of broadband that Openreach began installing several years ago. It’s an upgrade to FTTC technology that offers faster speeds over copper telephone lines. But now that FTTP is becoming more widespread, the deployment of G.fast has been put on hold.
This is a generic term for high-speed internet. Ofcom defines it as any connection with a speed of 300Mb+, but this isn’t stuck to by providers, and you’ll often see it used to refer to broadband speeds of 100Mb+.
More Frequently Asked Questions about FTTP broadband
How is a full fibre connection installed?
Unless your home has previously been connected to full fibre broadband, you’ll need an engineer visit.
Full fibre connectivity needs both external and internal work. First, engineers will link your home to the network by connecting a line to an external box. A hole will then be drilled through the wall to connect the fibre optic cable to a box inside your home.
Do I need a phone line to have full fibre broadband?
No. A phone line isn’t required for full fibre broadband. It only needs a fibre optic line.
Many full fibre broadband deals don’t include phone service unless you’re willing to pay extra.
Some full fibre service providers don't even offer phone services at all. So you’ll either have to rely on your mobile phone, or arrange this with a separate phone provider.
Here are some speedy broadband and phone deals.
Can I add calls to a Fibre to the Premises package?
Most full fibre providers offer phone calls as an optional extra. Typically, you’ll pay around £10 per month for phone services, which will usually come with inclusive calls.
How long are FTTP contracts?
FTTP contracts come in a similar range of contract lengths to regular home broadband deals. The best value deals ask you to commit for 12, 18, or 24 months. If you want to or need to cancel early, then they’ll often charge you an early termination fee.
There are providers offering no contract, full fibre broadband if you don’t want to be locked into a long-term agreement. However, you’ll have to pay a setup fee for these deals, and the monthly costs may be higher.
Full fibre broadband (FTTP) is a type of broadband service that connects you to the internet through fibre optic cables at high speeds. Most full fibre offers minimum speeds of around 100Mb, but can be as fast as 1Gb, or more!
Although full fibre is more widely available across the country than it used to be, it still only covers just under 50% of UK homes. You’ll currently find more providers offering Fibre to the Cabinet than you will Fibre to the Premises, but both deliver speeds higher than you’ll get from standard (ADSL) broadband.
If you’re looking into full fibre broadband deals for new customers, the place to start is our deals checker. Check now to see if full fibre is available in your area!