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Download speeds of up to 24Mbps

Standard broadband is more suited to browsing but download speeds of 24 Mbps mean you can download a 4K movie in 78 minutes or 100 of your favourite songs in four and a half minutes. 


Perfect for email and web browsing

Standard can handle surfing the web and checking your email, but if you want to stream the latest box set, connect more than one device at once, or enjoy glitch-free video calls, it’s a good idea to consider Superfast, GFast, or Ultrafast Full Fibre broadband. 

Find out about Ultrafast Full Fibre broadband
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Upload speeds of up to 1.4Mbps

At this speed, you can upload a 2GB file in 3.2 hours. It’s not the fastest but it can get the job done. 

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Your choice of phone line

It’s possible to get Standard with an analogue or digital phone line. Check with your service provider to find out what phone line options they offer and then choose whichever suits you best.

Find out about Digital Phone Lines
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A large selection of service providers

Over 688 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.

Phoneline options you get with Standard Broadband

Analogue phone line icon Analogue phone line An analogue phone line uses the copper telephone network – it’s the system we’ve been using for over a century. While it’s served us all well, it’s time for an upgrade – which is why we’re phasing it out gradually, before switching it off in 2025. It’s worth bearing that in mind when making your choice of which type of phone line you want to use for your broadband.

What happens once you order?

How we’ll install your Standard broadband

Almost all homes and businesses in the UK are already equipped for Standard broadband. You can easily check by looking for the Openreach master socket, which is where your phone and your router plug into the wall. 

If you find one, you can order Standard broadband from your chosen service provider. If not, we’ll send an engineer. We’ll have to drill into the wall to install one, so you’ll need the permission of the property owner.