What is GFast Fibre Broadband?
Just like Superfast, GFast Fibre broadband uses Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) technology. We turn Superfast into GFast by changing the frequencies of the connection, turbocharging your download speed to up to 330 Mbps.
We can only turbocharge the connection over a short distance, so we can usually only offer GFast broadband technology to homes and businesses that are close to their serving exchange.
Over 2.8m premises in the UK can get GFast Fibre broadband from service providers including BT, EE, Sky and Zen. At the moment, we don’t plan to build any new GFast capabilities, as we’re committed to rolling out our new Ultrafast Full Fibre network across the country.
What happens next?
If you already have Superfast Fibre broadband with us, and GFast is available for your home or business, then all you need is a simple upgrade. An engineer will visit your home and your local cabinet and install and enable GFast technology. Your service provider may also need to send you a new router, to handle the faster speeds. Don’t worry, they should be able to let you know if this is necessary when you place an order.
If GFast technology is already installed then the switch is even more simple – you won’t need an engineer, and your service provider will let you know if you need a new and improved router. If you do, all you need to do is wait for it to arrive, plug in, and play.