BT Fibre 2 Review

Last updated on April 24th, 2021 at 09:15 am

What is BT Superfast Fibre 2?

BT Fibre 2 Speeds

 BT Fibre 2 is a superfast fibre broadband plan with average download speeds of 67 Mb/s and average upload speeds of 18 Mb/s. It’s two times faster than regular ADSL broadband which usually slows down when connecting multiple devices or streaming HD online. Small households can expect to get more reliable connectivity with Fibre 2 due to its faster speeds.

Is BT broadband Fibre 2 Unlimited? 

Fibre 2  offers absolutely unlimited usage without any data caps. There is fixed monthly price irrespective of how much you will download or stream. BT also promises that it never reduces speeds at any time to manage data traffic

Features

What is included with BT Fibre 2?

BT Fibre 2 package comes with standard features like Smart Hub WiFi router and home phone line rental with PAYG calls at specified rates. Landline features like online billing and caller display are included for no extra cost.  

There is also service guarantee ‘Stay Fast Guarantee’ which assures you of minimum speeds or you can claim £20 back. Depending on your area and postcode, BT usually provides you with speed estimate information during sign up.

BT also offers some exclusive extras to its broadband customers such as:

  • Free access to BT WiFi hotspots across the UK
  • Free BT Cloud storage – Up to free 1000GB
  • Parental controls and Virus Protect – McAfee Anti-virus protection for up to 15 devices 

BT Fibre 2 Router

Is BT Smart Hub any good? 

Fibre 2 comes with Smart Hub as standard. Smart Hub is designed to offer powerful WiFi signal, faster, reliable speeds and wider coverage in your home. It comes with dual next generation ac WiFi bands, 7 antennae, 4 Gigabit connections and builit-n 4G filters.  

Its built-in features like automatic channel selection, smart scan and the latest wi-fi technology make it one of the excellent routers for better WiFi performance. 

Difference between Smart Hub and Smart Hub 2 

The latest Smart Hub 2 is more advanced router which comes with an additional feature –  Complete Wi-FI to enable faster speeds in every room in  your home. You can also mange it much more easily with My BT App. It’s designed for full fibre broadband and handle ultra fast speeds and deliver faster WiFi speeds. It’s included with BT Plus or you can buy.  

Fibre 1 vs Fibre 2

How BT Fibre 2 is different from BT Fibre 1? 

Fibre 2 offers faster download and upload speeds when compared to Fibre 1. While both packages include features like unlimited usage, Smart Hub and BT Virus Protect as standard, Fibre 2 customers also get bigger Cloud storage.

While each plan is suited for different type of users, Fibre 1 is less expensive and can help you save money.

FeaturesBT Fibre 2BT Fibre 1
Average download speed 67 Mb/s50 Mb/s
Average upload speed18 Mb/s9 Mb/s
Data allowanceTotally unlimitedTotally unlimited
RouterSmart HubSmart Hub
Home PhoneLine rental + PAYG callsLine rental + PAYG calls
BT Cloud1000 GB200 GB
BT Virus Protect
(McAfee)
15 licences 15 licences

Is BT Fibre Essential any good?

When compared to Fibre 2, Fibre Essential comes with slower speed of 36 Mb/s and also Hub 5 which is an older router with less advanced features. 

The package also lacks in other standard features like Virus Protect and free online storage. We also don’t see much savings by choosing this plan instead of Fibre 1 or Fibre 2. 

BT Fibre 2 cost

BT Fibre 2 is more expensive than similar similar packages from TalkTalk, Plusnet, Sky and Virgin Media. There is also one-off setup fee for your router delivery. Line rental is included while call plans will cost extra.

All BT packages come with 24 month contract while its competitors offer the plans on 18 month contract. 

PackageAverage
Download speed
Monthly cost
BT Fibre 267 Mb/s£32.99
Virgin Media M100
(Includes Talk Weekend)
108 Mb/s£34
Talk Fibre 6567 Mb/s£25
Plusnet Fibre Extra67 Mb/s£24.99
Sky Superfast59 Mb/s£28

Can I get BT Fibre 2 with TV?

As BT TV is available only with broadband, but not as as a stand-alone package, you can add Fibre 2 after choosing from BT TV packages – Entertainment, Sport, Big Sport and VIP. 

For more information, read our BT TV Review 

Is BT Fibre 2 any good?

BT is one of the most reliable fibre broadband services in with great extras that really add value to your spending.

Over-all, Fibre 2 is a premium plan with lots of options to customise and BT also offers excellent customer support which is based in the UK. 

The best features is Smart Hub for the problem-free WiFi which is boosted with BT’s superfast fibre optic broadband. 

Alternatively, you can find faster plans from Virgin Media or go for cheaper options with TalkTalk and Plusnet which offer similar plans at competitive prices.

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