BT Superfast Fibre 2 Broadband Review

Last updated on April 16th, 2021 at 02:53 pm

BT Fibre 2 ReviewBT Superfast Fibre 2 unlimited is an ideal superfast broadband plan for busy households with up to 5 users who need to go online at the same time.

Although it’s not full fibre broadband, Fibre 2 offers much faster download & upload speeds than regular broadband with truly unlimited usage and data.

The deal bundles extras like Smart Hub,  free public WiFi, cloud storage and internet security while the Fibre 2 speeds are actually what you need for streaming HD and 4K videos, quicker downloads, gaming online and for sharing a broadband connection on multiple devices in your home.

BT Superfast Fibre 2 Broadband Deal

Average speed
67 Mb/s download
18 Mb/s upload
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Unlimited broadband Free Smart Hub wireless router
PAYG calls Free setup
500GB free cloud storage 24 month contract
Exclusive Offer:  Includes £90 Gift card till  22nd April 2021 
Price: £29.99 a month for 24 months (including line rental)

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Speeds

Faster upload speeds 

BT superfast fibre 2 is one of the fastest services, when it comes to upload speeds. If offers 18 Mb/s average upload speeds which are significantly faster when compared to Virgin Media M100 fibre (10Mbps), Sky (16Mbps) and TalkTalk (17Mbps).

Stay Fast Guarantee 

BT also gives Stay Fast Guarantee means you get the promised, minimum speeds for this plan, or you would get £20 back if the speed issues are not fixed within 30 days.

Ofcom broadband speed report 2020 

Against the advertised speed of 67Mbps, Superfast Fibre 2 delivered the real world speeds of 56.7Mbps during peak times (8-10pm), according to the annual broadband speed survey results published by the regulator Ofcom in May 2020 (see the report).

Features

Totally unlimited broadband 

All fibre packages from BT including Superfast Fibre 2 come with truly unlimited usage means neither fair usage policy nor traffic management applies.

You can download as much as you wish and be assured that no extra charges will apply no matter how much data you download or how many hours you stream videos online.

BT also promises that it won’t restrict your usage or slow down speeds at peak times (8 – 10pm)

Pay As You Calls 

BT Superfast Fibre 2 unlimited deal includes line rental and allows you to make PAYG calls while you can  optionally add suitable call plans depending on your needs.

With Call Protect feature, you can block calls from unwanted sources.

Free cloud storage 

You get 500GB free web storage to backup all your data whether it be personal and business.

BT Virus Protect 

When it comes to online safety, BT offers excellent parental controls or web filter to ensure that your family is completely safe and protected from rogue web sites.

Additionally, Superfast Fibre 2 customers get premium BT Virus Protect internet security for 15 devices.

BT Smart Hub wireless router

BT Smart HubSmart Hub (Home Hub 6) is one of the best WiFi routers, designed and optimised for fibre optic broadband. You can connect multiple devices using the gigabit ports or just connect them using WiFi.

It is a dual band, wireless router with latest features like smart scan, 7 antenna and smart channel selection that help you get super-strong WiFi signal, wider wireless range, faster speeds and reliable connectivity without dropouts. It also comes very modern security features like advanced encryption methods for safe browsing.

The Complete WiFi feature offers you Wi-Fi discs which you can use to extend wi-fi signal all around your home

Smart Hub which usually costs £100 is included in Superfast Fibre 2 for no extra cost.

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Unlimited BT WiFi via public hotspots 

BT has more than 5 million public wifi hotspots across the UK.

While on the go, you can access this chain of WiFi hotspots available at popular locations like restaurants and airports for no extra cost.

FAQ

Is BT Fibre 2 full fibre broadband?

BT Fibre 2 is fibre to the cabinet broadband (FTTC) which uses fibre optics between the exchange and the street cabinet but sends signals to your home using copper wire.

Unless your home is far away from the cabinet beyond 1,000 metres, it is unlikely there will be any significant loss of speed. However, during the signup, you are provided with details of speed estimate depending on your location. 

Is BT Fibre 2 unlimited?

In fact, BT Fibre 2 comes with totally unlimited usage which enables you to use it without any kind of speed restrictions or data caps. It’s absolutely unlimited.

What is the difference between Fibre 1 and Fibre 2?

Mainly speeds and cost vary while Fibre 2 includes larger cloud storage and Virus Protect for additional devices 

Fibre 1Fibre 2
Download speed 50 Mbits/s67 Mbits/s
Upload speed9 Mbits/s18 Mbits/s
Usage & dataTotally unlimitedTotally unlimited
PhonePAYGPAYG
ExtrasSmart Hub, BT WiFi,
cloud storage, Virus Protect
Smart Hub, BT WiFi,
cloud storage, Virus Protect
Monthly cost£27.99£29.99

How to switch to BT?

No need of MAC (Migration Authorisation Code), when you switch to BT from providers on Openreach network, such as TalkTalk and Sky. Just sign up online and BT will do the whole migration process with no downtime.

However, if your current provider is Virgin Media, you would need to cancel it before the switch. usually, BT would deliver its service within 15 days and accordingly, cancel the current service to minimise downtime.

Is BT Fibre 2 any good?

BT Superfast Fibre 2 offers great speeds and reliable service for streaming TV and HD content. Powerful Smart Hub and other extras are the best features that you get on this deal.

On negative side, the deal is slightly more pricey and you can find more attractive deals from Virgin Media, Vodafone and Hyperoptic.

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BT Superfast Fibre 2 Unlimited Broadband
Price
GBP 29.99