What is Superfast Fibre Broadband?

Superfast Fibre Broadband, or Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC), is the UK’s most common type of broadband. It uses fibre to connect our exchange with your local cabinet, and copper wires to connect the cabinet with your home. With download speeds of up to 80Mbps, it’s great for both binging box sets and working from home.

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Max download speeds of 80Mbps

Not every Superfast connection is the same – there are things that can affect your speed, like your distance from the cabinet and the wiring and equipment in your home. But, with average download speeds of between 35-65 Mbps, and a top speed of 80 Mbps, Superfast can download a 4K movie in under 24 mins and 100 of your favourite songs in under 80 seconds.

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A big upgrade on Standard broadband

Superfast uses a combination of fibre and copper, so it’s a big upgrade on Standard broadband. You can rely on Superfast to perform, even when you have more than one device connected at once.

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Upload speeds of up to 20Mbps

With these upload speeds you can video call to your heart's content - without a glitch in sight.

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Perfect for streaming, video calling and home working

Superfast can handle streaming, surfing, and video calling, so it’s great for watching your favourite movies and taking a meeting from the kitchen table. If you’re a serious gamer, love plugging into virtual reality, have a big family, or upload lots of videos, then it’s a good idea to see if you can get Ultrafast Full Fibre.

Learn about Ultrafast Fibre
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Your choice of phone line

You can buy a traditional copper (PSTN) phone line with Superfast until September 2023 – after that we’ll only be offering a digital phone line option, ahead of the national switchover to digital phone lines in 2025. We recommend checking with your service provider about the phone line options they offer, as you may also be able to get Superfast without ordering a phone line service.

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The largest selection of service providers in the UK

Our broadband network is ‘open’ - so you’re never tied down to one service provider. Over 650 service providers use our network, including Sky, BT, Vodafone, TalkTalk, Zen, and Plusnet, so you can always choose the broadband package that suits you best.

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What happens next?

Depending on your current broadband and phone line service, you may need an engineer to visit your home for an installation. Once you’ve ordered a package with your chosen service provider, they’ll let you know whether this is necessary. Superfast is installed through your phone line, so if you’re switching service providers, they’ll usually just send you a new router - plug it in and you’re good to go.