Find out about Onestream fibre broadband
Fibre broadband is the newest and the fastest broadband option currently available. It comes in two flavours, Fibre To The Premises (FTTP) which uses fibre optic cable all the way to your building and Fibre To The Cabinet (FTTC) which uses fibre optic all the way to the street cabinet and your existing copper phone line to your building.
FTTP is much faster but not widely available as yet. FTTC is slower but is widely available throughout the United Kingdom.
Can I get Onestream fibre broadband in my area?
Like many broadband services - with the notable exception of Virgin Media and some independents who manage their own network - Onestream uses the BT Openreach network. This provides coverage to around 95% of the UK.
Enter your postcode into our postcode checker to see if you can access Onestream fibre broadband where you live:
Broadband Genie postcode checker
If this is your first time using fibre broadband, you might find our fibre broadband availability guide quite informative.
How do I get Onestream fibre broadband?
Switching broadband providers is now easier than at any time before. If you have ever switched your gas or electricity provider, it’s a very similar process. The provider does most of the hard work so you don’t have to. All you need to do is identify the best deal for you, make sure you can access that deal and sign up.
The broadband switching process looks something like this:
- Identify the ideal fibre broadband deal for your situation.
- Use our postcode checker to make sure you can access that deal.
- Compare the deals available against Onestream fibre broadband and choose the best for you.
- Complete the simple signup form for that provider.
- Wait for your new broadband package to go live!
The switching process can take as little as 14 days. In most cases, the providers will handle everything for you including letting your old provider know you’re leaving, though the process is a little different if you're moving from Virgin Media or another network. It is best to let your existing provider know you’re leaving as well, just to make sure. An engineer may or may not have to visit depending on whether you have had fibre broadband before or not. Your new provider will work with you on this.
Want to learn more about switching broadband? Our in-depth guide to switching includes everything you need to know, including information about switching to or from Virgin Media.
What packages does Onestream fibre broadband offer?
Onestream offers three fibre broadband packages that deliver different speeds. Each is a 24-month contract with no data caps and includes a free router and free line rental.
Jetstream Lite Fibre Unlimited Broadband
Jetstream Lite Fibre Unlimited Broadband is the cheapest package and offers 17Mbps download and 2Mbps upload on average. This deal is useful for individuals, smaller families, or light use.
Jetstream Fibre Unlimited Broadband
Jetstream Fibre Unlimited Broadband is the middle package. It offers 35Mbps download and 10Mbps upload speeds on average. This is fast enough for most users who aren’t gamers or who don’t have multiple users streaming media at once.
Xstream Superfibre Unlimited Broadband
Xstream Superfibre Unlimited Broadband is the fastest package with average speeds of 63Mbps download and 20Mbps upload. This is the package you need if your household is a heavier user of the internet.
Is Onestream fibre broadband any good?
How to Onestream measure up to the competition? What are the pros and cons of being a customer?
- Unique 'fibre lite' package is an interesting alternative to ADSL.
- Free router with decent Wi-Fi.
- No download limits
We don't like...
- Not many reviews as they are a new provider.
- No free extras.
For an in-depth look at Onestream and what it offers, read our complete review of Onestream fibre broadband.
|Provider||Average speeds||Cheapest price||Fastest package price||Notable extras|
|Onestream||17Mb / 35Mb / 63Mb||£18.99 (17Mb)||£26.99 (63Mb)|
|BT||36Mb / 50Mb / 67Mb||£26.99 (36Mb)||£39.99 (67Mb)||Free Wi-Fi. Free BT Sport 1.|
|Sky||36Mb / 59Mb||£27 (36Mb)||£39 (59Mb)||Free Wi-Fi.|
|TalkTalk||36Mb / 67Mb||£23.50 (38Mb)||£23.50 (67Mb)|
|Virgin Media||54Mb / 108Mb / 213Mb / 362Mb / 518Mb||£26 (108Mb)||£89 (516Mb)||Free Wi-Fi.|
Onestream’s speeds are largely comparable to other non-cable providers but are more expensive. You don’t get free extra features like you do with other providers either. Offering unlimited data is now the norm but very welcome in a fibre broadband package and definitely works in Onestream’s favour.
Onestream fibre broadband right for me?
Fibre broadband is the newest connectivity option for homes and businesses but may not be suitable for everyone. Onestream does offer lower-priced ADSL connections that may make more only very occasional use, which may work better in your situation.
Get Onestream fibre broadband if:
You have a busy household. If you have a busy home with lots of people wanting to use the internet at once, fibre is a must. It is capable of handling more traffic at faster speeds than ADSL.
You download a lot of files. If you work from home or download music and movies to your devices, fibre broadband has the speed and capability to download an album in seconds and a movie in just a couple of minutes.
You’re an online gamer. Online games need the fastest possible connections to minimise lag and to keep you competitive. That’s where fibre broadband will prove its worth.
You’re a cord cutter or Netflix user. If you stream a lot of media then fibre broadband is for you. You can stream HD or UHD with ease and should suffer little or no buffering during playback. Well worth the investment!