Full Fibre and Gig1 Fibre Guide
Our guide covers the download speeds of full-fibre and Gig1 fibre available from EE Broadband, BT Broadband, and Virgin Media broadband. We will start from the slowest to the fastest and include a comparison chart below to make it super easy.
EE Fibre Max 900
BT Full Fibre 900
Virgin Gig1 Fibre
Before we get started, we want to say that the ultrafast fibre network is constantly expanding as engineers work around the clock to install fibre. Right now, ultrafast fibre on the Openreach network is available to 20% of UK households.
Virgin Media, which has its network infrastructure and uses DOCSIS 3 cabling, is available to 52% of UK households. We also try to be non-partial with our partners, and we feel you know your area best as you live there and speak to friends and family.
This is why if we recommend Plusnet (We used them because they are a cheeky #1 but don’t offer full-fibre). Still, you may have had a bad experience, then please disregard that recommendation and see what our #2 recommendation offers. Let’s take a peek at the current offers and prices for full-fibre and Gig1 fibre.
Our Full Fibre and Gig1 Fibre Recommendation
Our recommendation is based on what works best for you as there are various things to consider in the value of your deal. If the fastest speed is your highest priority, then Virgin Media Gig1 fibre (1,104 Mbps) is your #1 stop, followed by BT (910 Mbps) and EE (900 Mbps).
If you spend a lot of time downloading, then Gig1 fibre, Fibre Max 900, and Full Fibre 900 will decrease your downloading times substantially. It takes 36 minutes to download 17.5 GB vs 4 minutes with Full Fibre.
The best overall value depends on what matters more to you for your lifestyle. EE Broadband offers a 20 GB data boost for their mobile phone customers. The lowest cost for 20 GB of data is £10 per month, which could be valuable for someone with a mobile phone.
If you take into account the £10 in savings and the reduced price of £55 for EE Mobile customers, the £45 price is an incredible value.
Even with that mind-blowing sticker price from EE Broadband, Virgin Media still takes the cake when it comes to the most insane Flash Sales we have ever seen. Lately, Virgin Media has been teasing new customers with incredible Virgin Media Free TV Offers.
Virgin Media started with an insane “49 LG UHD Smart TV on Christmas Eve and then again in January with a “43-inch beast. Then last month in February, they pulled off their Free TV giveaway where these massive TV’s were finding new homes. So if you value having a £449.99 TV more than extra mobile data, then Virgin Media would be the way to go.
If you use the search function on the right, you can type Virgin Gig1, and the latest Virgin Gig1 Offer will pop up as we update the tables regularly. This works for any broadband deal or plans you’re interested in. We realise that for some folks getting the fastest broadband is based on what’s available.
BT Full Fibre 900 doesn’t have any special customer offers. However, they offer unbreakable internet in that if you ever lose connection to the internet, you are switched to 5G speeds. For the hardcore gamers who can’t afford to be disconnected for the night, this broadband plan is their preference.
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