About Shell Energy fibre broadband deals
High-speed fibre optic cables means that fibre optic internet performance is significantly improved over standard ADSL broadband. It’s the way to go if you want to be free of buffering and lag, and there are some great fibre deals on the market at the moment.
Read on to find out about the availability of Shell Energy fibre, what it’s able to do, and how you can get it.
Can I get Shell Energy fibre broadband in my area?
Most people will be able to use Shell Energy fibre optic as it is widely available in the UK. But, as not every home will be able to access it, you’ll first need to make sure yours can. Add your postcode into our fibre checker below to see whether Shell Energy fibre is
accessible where you live.
You can find out more about how to get fibre in our guide to fibre optic broadband availability.
How do I get Shell Energy Superfast Broadband?
Getting started with a Shell Energy fibre broadband package is easy. Here’s your quick step-by-step guide:
- Find out whether Shell Energy Superfast Broadband is available where you live by putting your postcode into our fibre checker above, or on any of our comparison pages.
- Compare the Shell Energy fibre offers available to you, using our comparison tools.
- Click on the deal you like, and follow the instructions to sign up with your new service.
- Wait for your Shell Energy broadband to be activated. This can take approximately 14
- Plug in the router that comes with your new fibre broadband deal. You can now access your Superfast broadband!
To read more about changing your internet provider take a look at our guide to switching broadband. You can also find out about swapping to Shell Energy from Virgin Media.
What fibre broadband packages does Shell Energy offer?
Shell Energy has two fibre optic broadband packages:
Shell Energy Superfast Fibre
Superfast Fibre has an average download speed of 35Mb/s for just under £30 per month. A budget option which still vastly improves on ADSL performance for streaming and gaming.
Shell Energy Superfast Fibre Plus
The Superfast Fibre Plus offers an average download speed of 63Mb/s at just under £35 per month. If multiple users share your internet or if you’re going to be doing a lot of streaming and downloading, then this could be a good choice.
Both packages are further discounted if you are already a Shell Energy customer.
Is Shell Energy fibre broadband any good?
Every internet provider has positives and negatives, so here we’ll show you a quick rundown of Shell Energy Fibre’s pros and cons.
- No price hikes once your 18-month contract ends
- Discounts on vehicle fuel at Shell stations
- UK-based customer support
We don’t like:
- The vague small print for the ‘unlimited download’ policy: it states that it may “change your service” if you “place excessive bandwidth demands on the broadband service for continued periods” but includes no specific figures
- The basic Wi-Fi router the deals come with
- Not much in the way of extras
For further details of what Shell Energy can offer, see our full Shell Energy broadband review.
Shell Energy fibre broadband vs BT, EE, TalkTalk, and Virgin Media
How does Shell Energy measure up alongside its competitors? Have a look at our table for a quick comparison of average download speeds, pricing and extras.
|Provider||Average speeds||Cheapest price||Fastest package price||Notable extras|
|Shell Energy||35Mb / 63Mb||£29.99 (35Mb)||£34.99 (63Mb)||Discount on petrol at Shell stations.|
|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)||Fixed price guarantee.|
|Virgin Media||54Mb / 108Mb / 213Mb / 362Mb / 518Mb||£26 (108Mb)||£89 (516Mb)||Free Wi-Fi.|
Prices correct as of 10/19.
Both Shell Energy’s Superfast Fibre and their Superfast Fibre Plus have average download speeds that compare well to other providers. They aren’t the cheapest out there, but you do get the reassurance that your price won’t rocket once your contract ends.
This table only shows a small selection of all the available providers on Broadband Genie: you’ll find a lot of price competition towards the budget end of the market, so it's also worth making use of our comparison tools to see what else is out there.
Is Shell Energy fibre internet right for me?
If you are the only person using your internet then you might not necessarily need fibre optic broadband. Having fast internet is useful, but if you’re not regularly downloading large files or games, or streaming a lot of HD movies, then you might be financially better off sticking to an ADSL deal.
Get Shell Energy fibre if…
Your internet is shared with others. Fibre optic broadband delivers more bandwidth so that it can handle multiple users.
You like gaming. Game downloads can often be massive, so fibre broadband lets you play sooner. Fibre is also better suited to hosting multiplayer servers.
You upload files to sites like YouTube. Fibre optic internet offers much faster upload speeds.
You download large files regularly. Fibre optic can handle this much more efficiently than ADSL can.
TV and movie streaming is your thing. Streaming HD video from services like Netflix demands a lot from your broadband. A fibre optic service can deal with even UHD 4K quality without buffering.