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Broadband in Hampstead

The fastest broadband available in the Hampstead area has an average speed of 516Mbps
Fibre broadband
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Virgin Media Fibre broadband
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To get an overview of the avalabilty of broadband in Hampstead and its surrounding area we have set out in the map below all the exchanges in a 5 mile radius of a central point in Hampstead indicating which exchanges are configured to provide fibre broadband.

There are 55 exchanges in a 5 mile radius of Hampstead and currently 55 of these exchanges are fibre enabled.

The good news is that according to our constantly updated records fibre broadband is available to homes within a 5 mile radius of Hampstead. Exchanges in the area, which are owned and maintained by Openreach, have been fibre broadband enabled and as a consequence of this broadband providers who are reliant on Openreach's broadband network infrastructure (BT, Plusnet, Sky, TalkTalk, etc.) will be able to provide fibre broadband to homes within a 5 mile radius of Hampstead. Virgin Media fibre broadband is also available to homes within a 5 mile radius of Hampstead so you have the most diverse choice of fibre broadband providers. The maximum average speed that is available within a 5 mile radius of Hampstead is 516Mbps.

There are mitigating circumstances where you might not be able to get fibre broadband even if the local exchange is fibre broadband enabled. For reasons as to why this may be the case please read this detailed explanation.

Of course if you don’t have a need for speed then ADSL broadband is available in Hampstead with its maximum average speed of 11Mbps.

The broadband deals we have presented to you below are specific to within a 5 mile radius of Hampstead. This is a great help to get an overview of the types of broadband deals and broadband speeds that are available in the Hampstead area but broadband availability can be varied within this 5 mile radius. To do a more accurate search enter your postcode in the search box below for deals specific to your home and details on your local broadband exchange.

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Broadband and TV

Click this button to compare all broadband and TV deals by monthly cost inclusive of line rental but excluding set up costs. Depending on your broadband usage and viewing preferences you can make big savings by bundling your TV, phone and broadband together in one package.

Rather than having 3 separate companies providing you with these services the keen shopper can find a package that will not only save them money but will also simplify the payment of bills.

Click on the TV packages button and compare all the UK’s available TV, phone and broadband packages.

Fibre Optic

Click this button to compare all fibre optic broadband deals by monthly cost inclusive of line rental but excluding set up costs. Fibre optic broadband provides the UK's fastest widely available broadband. It is also referred to as "superfast" broadband and is defined by the UK government as providing download speeds in excess of 24 Mbps.

Fibre optic broadband, for the most part, does not use copper wiring (copper wiring is used to connect from the cabinet to the house in FTTC fibre broadband technology) and as a consequence it enables the transmission of data at faster speeds.

Virgin Media is currently the most readily available fastest provider of fibre optic broadband with speeds average speed* 300 Mbps broadband but BT, Sky, Plusnet, TalkTalk, EE and others also provide fibre optic broadband with speeds varying between 38 Mbps to 76 Mbps.

Unlimited Broadband

Click this button to compare all unlimited broadband deals by monthly cost inclusive of line rental but excluding set up costs. Unlimited broadband is broadband that has no usage caps or download limits.

It is recommended for gamers, film streamers and large households as it allows the downloading and uploading of as much data as you want without having to worry about exceeding a limit.

You should be aware that some providers who advertise unlimited broadband may have traffic management in place that restricts your Internet speeds at peak times so as always it is a must that you read the fine print before signing average speed* a contract.

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Provider Download Speed Contract C M Price
Plusnet
Plusnet Unlimited Broadband
Unlimited average speed*
10 Mb
18 months bp 17.99 £17.99a month
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No inclusive calls, just pay for the calls you make. Add Evening and Weekend calls for an extra £5 a month. Free calls to UK based Plusnet Support. Free wireless router. Line rental included in price. Fixed Price Contract, broadband and line rental costs will be fixed for 18 months. NO SET-UP COSTS.
Average monthly cost over the 18 months contract duration inclusive of all set up costs and line rental: £17.99
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Unlimited Broadband £17.99 a month for 18m, line rental included + FREE £60 Reward Card
Offer Ends

Contract length

Home phone call rates

  • 18 months
  • UK landline (peak): 15p per min
  • UK landline (evening): 15p per min
  • UK landline (weekend): 15p per min

Monthly costs

Set up costs

  • Months 1-18: £17.99
  • Line rental: Included in price
  • Equipment cost: Free
  • Connection cost: Free
  • Delivery cost: Free

First year cost

Average monthly cost over contract duration

  • First year cost inclusive of set up costs, line rental and discount offers: £215.88
  • The average monthly cost over contract duration inclusive of set up costs, line rental and discount offers: £17.99
Post Office
Post Office Unlimited Broadband
Unlimited average speed*
11 Mb
12 months bp 18.00 £18.00a month
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Unlimited broadband, FREE WiFi router, FREE activation, FREE Caller Display, FREE technical support. FREE calls to other Post Office Home Phone numbers at any time. No Broadband monthly price rises during your contract. Add Unlimited Weekend Calls for £2 a month or Unlimited Evening & Weekend Calls for £5 a month or Anytime Calls for £7 a month. NO SET-UP COSTS.
Average monthly cost over the 12 months contract duration inclusive of all set up costs and line rental: £18.00
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Unlimited Broadband £18 a month for 12m, line rental included

Contract length

Home phone call rates

  • 12 months
  • UK landline (peak): 15p per min
  • UK landline (evening): 15p per min
  • UK landline (weekend): 15p per min

Monthly costs

Set up costs

  • Months 1-12: £18
  • Line rental: Included in price
  • Equipment cost: Free
  • Connection cost: Free
  • Delivery cost: Free

First year cost

Average monthly cost over contract duration

  • First year cost inclusive of set up costs, line rental and discount offers: £216.00
  • The average monthly cost over contract duration inclusive of set up costs, line rental and discount offers: £18.00
Sky
Sky NOW Unlimited Broadband + Anytime Calls
Unlimited average speed*
11 Mb
12 months bp 18.83 £18.00a month
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Sky NOW Unlimited Broadband + Anytime Calls. FREE NOW TV Hub Two. Line rental included in price. £9.99 SET-UP COST.
Average monthly cost over the 12 months contract duration inclusive of all set up costs and line rental: £18.83
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Sky NOW Unlimited Broadband + Anytime Calls £18 a month for 12m, line rental included

Contract length

Home phone call rates

  • 12 months
  • UK landline (peak): Free
  • UK landline (evening): Free
  • UK landline (weekend): Free

Monthly costs

Set up costs

  • Months 1-12: £18
  • Line rental: Included in price
  • Equipment cost: Free
  • Connection cost: Free
  • Delivery cost: £9.99

First year cost

Average monthly cost over contract duration

  • First year cost inclusive of set up costs, line rental and discount offers: £225.99
  • The average monthly cost over contract duration inclusive of set up costs, line rental and discount offers: £18.83
DirectSave
DirectSave Unlimited Broadband
Unlimited average speed*
11 Mb
12 months bp 19.78 £18.95a month
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Unlimited broadband, Pay per Call, no line rental to pay, free set up, free wireless router and UK support. No inclusive calls, just pay for the calls you make. Add Evening and Weekend calls for an extra £3 a month or Anytime calls for an extra £5 a month. £9.95 SET-UP COST.
Average monthly cost over the 12 months contract duration inclusive of all set up costs and line rental: £19.78
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Unlimited Broadband £18.95 per month for 12m, line rental included

Contract length

Home phone call rates

  • 12 months
  • UK landline (peak): 13p per min
  • UK landline (evening): 13p per min
  • UK landline (weekend): 13p per min

Monthly costs

Set up costs

  • Months 1-12: £18.95
  • Line rental: Included in price
  • Equipment cost: Free
  • Connection cost: Free
  • Delivery cost: £9.95

First year cost

Average monthly cost over contract duration

  • First year cost inclusive of set up costs, line rental and discount offers: £237.35
  • The average monthly cost over contract duration inclusive of set up costs, line rental and discount offers: £19.78
John Lewis
John Lewis Unlimited Broadband & Evening/Weekend Calls
Unlimited average speed*
10 Mb
12 months bp 19.00 £19.00a month
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FREE Evening + Weekend calls to UK landlines including 0845/0870 numbers, FREE wireless router, Freephone UK customer support available all day every day. Line rental included in price. Router and delivery included in price. NO SET-UP COSTS.
Average monthly cost over the 12 months contract duration inclusive of all set up costs and line rental: £19.00
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Unlimited Broadband + Evening/Weekend Calls £19/m for 12m, line rental included + FREE £40 John Lewis eGift Card
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Contract length

Home phone call rates

  • 12 months
  • UK landline (peak): 14p per min
  • UK landline (evening): Free
  • UK landline (weekend): Free

Monthly costs

Set up costs

  • Months 1-12: £19
  • Line rental: Included in price
  • Equipment cost: Free
  • Connection cost: Free
  • Delivery cost: Free

First year cost

Average monthly cost over contract duration

  • First year cost inclusive of set up costs, line rental and discount offers: £228.00
  • The average monthly cost over contract duration inclusive of set up costs, line rental and discount offers: £19.00
Plusnet
Plusnet Unlimited Fibre Broadband
Unlimited average speed*
36 Mb
18 months cp 21.99 £21.99a month
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No inclusive calls, pay only for the calls you make. Add evening and weekend calls for an extra £5 a month. Free calls to UK based Plusnet Support. Free unlimited broadband. Line rental included in price. Unlimited Fibre Broadband and Line Rental £21.99 a month for 18 months on a 18 month contract. Fixed Price Contract, broadband and line rental costs will be fixed for 18 months. NO SET-UP COSTS.
Average monthly cost over the 18 months contract duration inclusive of all set up costs and line rental: £21.99
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Unlimited Fibre Broadband £21.99 a month for 18m, line rental included + FREE £50 Reward Card
Offer Ends

Contract length

Home phone call rates

  • 18 months
  • UK landline (peak): 15p per min
  • UK landline (evening): 15p per min
  • UK landline (weekend): 15p per min

Monthly costs

Set up costs

  • Months 1-18: £21.99
  • Line rental: Included in price
  • Equipment cost: Free
  • Connection cost: Free
  • Delivery cost: Free

First year cost

Average monthly cost over contract duration

  • First year cost inclusive of set up costs, line rental and discount offers: £263.88
  • The average monthly cost over contract duration inclusive of set up costs, line rental and discount offers: £21.99
Sky
Sky Unlimited Broadband Essential + Sky Talk
Unlimited average speed*
11 Mb
18 months bp 22.55 £22.00a month
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Sky Unlimited Broadband Essential. FREE wireless router, Free Sky WiFi Hotspots available in over 20,000 locations 24/7 technical support. 18 month contract. £9.95 SET-UP COST.
Average monthly cost over the 18 months contract duration inclusive of all set up costs and line rental: £22.55
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Sky Unlimited Broadband Essential + Sky Talk £22 a month for 18m, line rental included
Offer Ends

Contract length

Home phone call rates

  • 18 months
  • UK landline (peak): 16p
  • UK landline (evening): 16p
  • UK landline (weekend): 16p

Monthly costs

Set up costs

  • Months 1-18: £22
  • Line rental: Included in price
  • Equipment cost: Free
  • Connection cost: Free
  • Delivery cost: £9.95

First year cost

Average monthly cost over contract duration

  • First year cost inclusive of set up costs, line rental and discount offers: £273.95
  • The average monthly cost over contract duration inclusive of set up costs, line rental and discount offers: £22.55
EE
EE Unlimited Broadband
Unlimited average speed*
10 Mb
18 months bp 23.06 £22.50a month
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EE pay monthly mobile customers get 10% discount off broadband. No inclusive calls, just pay for the calls you make. Add Anytime Calls to UK landlines calls for an extra £5 a month or add Anytime calls to landlines and mobiles - inclusive calls to UK landlines, 1,500 minutes to call UK mobiles for £8 a month or add Anytime UK and International calls - inclusive calls to UK landlines, 1,500 minutes to call UK mobiles, calls to landlines in 50 countries, 30% discount to the rest of the world landlines for £12 a month. FREE Wireless Router. FREE one year subscription to Norton Security Premium, worth £79.99. Get £50 credit if you’re charged by your current broadband provider for leaving early to switch to EE. FREE 5GB mobile data boost worth £12.99 a month, exclusively for EE pay monthly mobile customers. £10 SET-UP COST.
Average monthly cost over the 18 months contract duration inclusive of all set up costs and line rental: £23.06
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Unlimited broadband £22.50 a month for 18m, line rental included
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Contract length

Home phone call rates

  • 18 months
  • UK landline (peak): 15.5p per min
  • UK landline (evening): 15.5p per min
  • UK landline (weekend): 15.5p per min

Monthly costs

Set up costs

  • Months 1-18: £22.50
  • Line rental: Included in price
  • Equipment cost: Free
  • Connection cost: £10
  • Delivery cost: Free

First year cost

Average monthly cost over contract duration

  • First year cost inclusive of set up costs, line rental and discount offers: £280.00
  • The average monthly cost over contract duration inclusive of set up costs, line rental and discount offers: £23.06
TalkTalk
TalkTalk Fast Broadband
Unlimited average speed*
11 Mb
18 months bp 22.95 £22.95a month
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No calls included, pay for what you use. Line rental included in price. Add Unlimited UK Calls & Mobiles Anytime for an extra £8.50 a month for 18 months. NO SET-UP COSTS.
Average monthly cost over the 18 months contract duration inclusive of all set up costs and line rental: £22.95
More Info
Unlimited Broadband £22.95 a month for 18m, line rental included
Offer Ends

Contract length

Home phone call rates

  • 18 months
  • UK landline (peak): 16p per min
  • UK landline (evening): 16p per min
  • UK landline (weekend): 16p per min

Monthly costs

Set up costs

  • Months 1-18: £22.95
  • Line rental: Included in price
  • Equipment cost: Free
  • Connection cost: Free
  • Delivery cost: Free

First year cost

Average monthly cost over contract duration

  • First year cost inclusive of set up costs, line rental and discount offers: £275.40
  • The average monthly cost over contract duration inclusive of set up costs, line rental and discount offers: £22.95
TalkTalk
TalkTalk Faster Fibre Broadband
Unlimited average speed*
38 Mb
18 months cp 22.95 £22.95a month
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No calls included, pay for what you use. Fixed price for contract length. Line rental included in price. Add Unlimited UK Calls & Mobiles Anytime for an extra £8.50 a month for 18 months. NO SET-UP COSTS.
Average monthly cost over the 18 months contract duration inclusive of all set up costs and line rental: £22.95
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Unlimited Fibre Broadband £22.95 a month for 18m, line rental included
Offer Ends

Contract length

Home phone call rates

  • 18 months
  • UK landline (peak): 16p per min
  • UK landline (evening): 16p per min
  • UK landline (weekend): 16p per min

Monthly costs

Set up costs

  • Months 1-18: £22.95
  • Line rental: Included in price
  • Equipment cost: Free
  • Connection cost: Free
  • Delivery cost: Free

First year cost

Average monthly cost over contract duration

  • First year cost inclusive of set up costs, line rental and discount offers: £275.40
  • The average monthly cost over contract duration inclusive of set up costs, line rental and discount offers: £22.95
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*The speeds displayed are the average speeds which have been found to be achievable for 50% of each broadband provider's customers between 8-10pm. Varying factors affect the achievable average speed. The estimated speed to your property will be stated on the broadband provider's site prior to purchasing.

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Broadband in Hampstead

Broadband in the UK generally utilises two different technologies, ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line) or Fibre Broadband. ADSL is the most readily available broadband as it utilises preexisting copper cabling running from the local telephone exchange. Unfortunately, this copper cabling limits the transmission of broadband to a maximum average speed of 11Mbps.

Fibre broadband, as its name suggests utilises fibre optic cabling and this allows far greater transmission speeds than ADSL. Unfortunately, although fibre optic broadband coverage is constantly expanding it is not currently available to all areas in the UK.

The two largest fibre broadband network infrastructures in the UK are owned by Openreach and Virgin Media. Both are constantly expanding their respective fibre broadband networks on a day to day basis and each of them uses a different technology to bring fibre broadband to your home.

Openreach uses Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) which involves running fibre optic cables from the telephone exchange to street cabinets which then connect using a standard copper phone line to the home or business. FTTC currently gives a maximum average fibre broadband speed of 67Mbps.

Virgin Media use Fibre to the Node (FTTN) which involves running fibre to a street-side cabinet and then a connection is made to the house using a coaxial cable. This coaxial cable offers more resilience to interference than a standard copper phone line so it is possible to attain faster broadband speeds over this. Currently Virgin Media’s FTTN gives a maximum average fibre broadband speed of 516Mbps.

Currently Openreach, which is a subsidiary of BT, owns and services all the exchanges and connected infrastructure in the UK. The majority of broadband providers including Sky, TalkTalk, Plusnet, etc don’t have their own exchanges and broadband network infrastructure and have to use Openreach’s exchanges to provide broadband to homes and businesses. The availability of fibre broadband at these exchanges therefore not only reflects the availability of BT fibre broadband but also the fibre broadband availability of off all other broadband providers that utilise Openreach’s fibre network.

Virgin Media who have installed their own fibre network which is totally independent from BT's Openreach fibre network are not limited by the availability of fibre broadband at Openreach’s exchanges. Their own fibre network coverage dictates the geographic availability of their fibre broadband.

The odds are that you are not looking to sign your first ever broadband contract but rather you are looking to sign a new broadband contract and you are looking to get the best value broadband deal for your money. Some companies, broadband providers included, will tell you it’s complicated to find a good deal and pressurise you to sign deals that they push to you. Unfortunately, most of these companies are serving their own interests and not yours. At BroadbandExposed we believe that the best and quickest way for you to find the deal that best matches your expectations is to provide you with all the necessary information for you to be able to make a sensible calculated decision as to what best matches your technical requirements and desired expenditure. With this in mind as you can see from the comparison table above we present you with all the information that you need, from the headline deal cost right down to the post and packaging costs in an easily searchable table.

At the end of the day whether you decide to go with fibre broadband or ADSL broadband you will find that there is a vast range and diversity of broadband deals that are available in Hampstead which is evidenced in the comparison table displayed above.

The broadband deals we have presented to you are specific to Hampstead.

Factors that affect the speed of fibre broadband in Hampstead

Unfortunately, the average fibre broadband speeds UK broadband providers advertise are only attainable under optimum conditions and these average speeds have been found to be achievable for 50% of each broadband provider's customers between 8-10pm.

The main reason why these advertised average fibre broadband speeds are not always attainable is down to the technology used to connect the fibre broadband from the cabinet to your home. FTTC (Fibre To The Cabinet), which is the technology used by Openreach and subsequently all providers who rely on Openreach’s fibre infrastructure to provide fibre broadband, namely Sky, Plusnet, TalkTalk etc, is distance dependant, as it is dependent on VDSL2 technology utilising copper cable to connect from the cabinet to your home. VDSL2 and copper cable are highly susceptible to interference and attainable speeds fall off as the distance from the cabinet to your home increases.

As the chart displayed below illustrates, there is a gradual decrease in attainable fibre broadband speeds as the distance from the cabinet to your home increase after 200 metres.

Obviously the broadband provider is obligated by Ofcom to provide you, the consumer, with an estimated access line speed before you sign up to their product and this estimated access line speed will reflect the distance dependant attainable speed. Nevertheless, the fact that attainable fibre broadband speeds are dependent on the distance from the cabinet to your home should be taken into consideration when you evaluate the pros and cons of subscribing to fibre broadband.

Factors that affect the availability of fibre broadband in Hampstead

The availability of fibre Broadband in Hampstead is not determined exclusively by whether the exchange Hampstead is connected to is fibre broadband enabled.

In an ideal world when an exchange is fibre broadband enabled it should be safe to assume that fibre broadband would be available to everyone connected to it. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Before the introduction of fibre broadband when exchanges were configured to provide only ADSL it was beneficial to live near an exchange as you were guaranteed to get the fastest broadband in the area because the close proximity to the exchange provided the shortest distance and thus fastest speed to your home. As it stands today though it is more often the case that living in close proximity to an exchange is a barrier to getting fibre broadband because of what BT’s Openreach refer to as 'Exchange Only' lines.

Ordinarily fibre broadband is sent through fibre optic cable to a street cabinet that then connects to your home via copper cabling. This technology is termed Fibre To The Cabinet (FTTC). Premises that live in close proximity to an exchange (generally under 500m) which have 'Exchange Only' lines are not connected to a fibre broadband cabinet but are directly connected to the exchange via old copper cables and thus cannot get fibre broadband.

Exchange Only lines are not the only reason you may not get fibre broadband when your exchange is fibre broadband enabled. There are a number of reasons this might happen namely:

If your line is too far from the local street cabinet.

If your local street cabinet is unsuitable for fibre optic cables.

If BT hasn't yet got the local council's planning permission to do the work at your street cabinet needed to upgrade to fibre broadband.

Virgin Media fibre broadband customers do not suffer from Openreach’s Exchange Only lines problem because Virgin Media uses its own fibre broadband network infrastructure which does not use Openreach’s exchanges. Virgin Media also uses a different fibre broadband technology to BT’s Openreach called Fibre to the Node (FTTN). Fibre to the Node involves running fibre to a street-side cabinet and then a connection is made to the house using a coaxial cable. This coaxial cable offers more resilience to interference than a standard copper phone line so it is possible to attain faster broadband speeds over this. Currently Virgin Media FTTN offers speeds ranging from an average speed* of 54Mbps to an average speed* of 516Mbps.

New rules introduced by Ofcom mean providers can now only advertise average speeds which have been found to be achievable for 50% of each broadband provider's customers between 8-10pm and they must alert customers to the speed they are likely to receive before they sign a contract. What this means is that the company must quote each customer an "expected" speed for a property in Hampstead and also must give a so-called "minimum guaranteed" speed for a property in Hampstead which is the highest broadband speed available to the slowest 10 per cent of households in the area.

These rules theoretically enable people in Hampstead to leave contracts early if their broadband speed is below this "minimum" level.

The upshot of all this is that you should take note of the "minimum guaranteed” speed that the broadband provider will state that you are likely to receive in Hampstead so that at a future date if your broadband speed falls below this then it gives you recourse to cancel your contract.

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Latest comments on broadband in the UK

Ealing In Greater London

I live in Heaven Green and I cannot get fibre broadband because I am told that cabinet 76, which my house is connected to, is full however all the road is connected to cabinet 34 and it is available covering my left and right neighbors next to me. Openreach provides no support to help on this kind of situation, they just focus on their planning which is definitely incorrect.

E, Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Teignmouth In Devon

I currently have a Halo2 contract with BT with a minimum guaranteed broadband speed of 61Mbps and an average speed of 71Mbps. In reality, I get a fairly consistent 55Mbps. This has been confirmed by an engineer visit and appears to be the maximum I will get until BT upgrades its systems. I have applied for the £20 discount and removal of the Halo upgrade - which does nothing for me - but now have to decide if its worth changing provider. It would appear that only Virgin would offer a better speed?

I, Saturday, February 15, 2020

Melton Mowbray In Leicestershire

Openreach have and are continuing to let down customers connected to the following cabinets 12,17 and 39. These are the only three left that are stuck on ADSL broadband because Openreach couldn’t be bothered to fibre enable them. They have stated to me via emails that they have no intention of ever making these cabinets fibre broadband enabled. I can only hope that one day in the distant future that a new company such as Hyperoptic or similar bring their network into Melton so that we can once and for all dump the arrogant management that run Openreach.

G, Saturday, February 15, 2020

North Tyneside District In Tyne and Wear

In North Shields, Openreach have connected every cabinet around us to fibre, but they missed one cabinet which they had to pass in order to upgrade the other cabinets in the same area. The result is a group of 80 or so homes are shackled to slow ADSL speeds while every home around them can get BT Fibre. The irony is that, from our house, we can see houses opposite that have fibre from an upgraded cabinet that is physically closer to us than the non-upgraded cabinet to which we are connected. To add to the irony, in order to upgrade the other cabinets in the area, Openreach will have had to pass by the cabinet they missed. When asked for their help on the matter, Openreach suggested we should pay to have the cabinet they missed upgraded - a cost in the £000s. No one can explain why Cabinet 49 in North Shields was not upgraded to fibre. We have contacted Openreach and BT, but no one actually seems to care and there are no plans to upgrade the cabinet at any time in the future.

R, Friday, December 20, 2019