Full fibre broadband is available on the CityFibre network from TalkTalk, Vodafone and other smaller providers.
You can get speeds of up to 900Mbps on the CityFibre network. Compared to normal fibre broadband, the download speeds are up to 15 times faster and the upload speeds are up to 45 times faster. You’ll also benefit from a more reliable broadband connection, along with exclusive deals that can give you a cheaper service compared to other homes.
In this article, we’ll look at the best CityFibre broadband deals. We’ll also look at the individual broadband providers that offer a CityFibre service and how to check the availability of the service where you live.
|CityFibre Broadband Plans:||From £21/month|
|Recommended Deal:||£30/month for Vodafone Full Fibre 900
(910Mbps average download & upload speed)
|CityFibre Broadband Providers:|
|Availability:||2 million UK homes|
What is CityFibre Broadband?
In the UK, CityFibre is a full fibre infrastructure provider. So far, they’ve built a full fibre network (i.e. laid cables in the streets), covering around 2 million homes (as of 2022). Their main competitors are Openreach and Virgin Media, both of which also lay their own full fibre cables to homes across the UK.
If you’re living at an address that’s connected to the CityFibre network, you’ll be able to get full fibre broadband with speeds of up to 900Mbps (both for downloads & uploads). You can also access exclusive CityFibre-only deals, often with lower prices than on comparable full fibre plans elsewhere.
At present, you can order full fibre broadband from TalkTalk and Vodafone, along with a number of smaller providers. As CityFibre is only responsible for the underlying network, it isn’t possible to order a broadband service directly from them.
According to CityFibre, they’re aiming to roll out their full fibre network to cover 8 million homes across 285 locations by 2025. This makes them the UK’s third-largest network, behind Openreach (who provide the underlying network for BT Full Fibre, EE Full Fibre, Sky Full Fibre and more) and Virgin Media. Compared to the Openreach-based services, plans are often cheaper and will usually come with faster upload speeds.
Best CityFibre Broadband Deals
At present, Vodafone is our recommended provider if you’re looking for a full fibre service on the CityFibre network.
If you’re looking for the best full fibre experience at a very competitive price point, consider Vodafone’s Full Fibre 900 broadband. This gives you an average speed of 910Mbps (both for downloads and uploads). It’s also available for just £30/month if you’re living in a CityFibre area (prices are higher in other areas).
If you’re looking for a little more, you can upgrade this to Vodafone’s Pro Full Fibre 900 for £35/month. This comes with Super WiFi (giving you a guaranteed wi-fi signal in every room of your home) and a 4G-based broadband backup service. You’ll also get 12 months of inclusive Norton Security Premium anti-virus.
If you’re looking for a cheaper plan on the CityFibre network, Vodafone also offers a range of other full fibre plans. These start from just £21/month if you’re living in a CityFibre area.
Compare CityFibre Broadband Providers
You can use the following the interactive comparison table to compare CityFibre broadband deals. Alternatively, read on to find out more about the individual providers on the CityFibre network.
Showing 14 of 14 price plans that match your criteria
|Service||Average Speed||Contract Length||Upfront Price||Monthly Price|
|67Mbps download||24 month contract||£0||£21/month|
|67Mbps download||18 month contract||£0||£22/month|
Full Fibre 100
|100Mbps download||24 month contract||£0||£24/month|
Full Fibre 150
|152Mbps download||18 month contract||£0||£28/month|
Full Fibre 900
|910Mbps download||24 month contract||£0||£30/month|
Full Fibre 500
|500Mbps download||24 month contract||£0||£30/month|
Full Fibre 200
|200Mbps download||24 month contract||£0||£30/month|
Pro Fibre 2
|67Mbps download||24 month contract||£0||£33/month|
Pro Full Fibre 900
|910Mbps download||24 month contract||£0||£35/month|
Pro Full Fibre 500
|500Mbps download||24 month contract||£0||£35/month|
Full Fibre 900
|944Mbps download||18 month contract||£0||£36/month|
Pro Full Fibre 100
|100Mbps download||24 month contract||£0||£36/month|
Full Fibre 500
|525Mbps download||18 month contract||£0||£39/month|
Pro Full Fibre 200
|200Mbps download||24 month contract||£0||£42/month|
CityFibre Broadband Providers
TalkTalk offers full fibre (FTTP) broadband on the CityFibre network, with a range of full fibre plans that start from only £22/month. Their entry-level plan is Fibre 65 with an average download speed of 67Mbps.
For the best full fibre experience, we’d normally recommend choosing one of the faster plans (Full Fibre 150 and upwards). On these plans, you’ll get an inclusive Amazon eero router with support for the latest Wi-Fi 6 technology.
The following table shows TalkTalk’s full fibre plans (only available at addresses that are connected to the CityFibre network):
You can add Total Home Wi-Fi to your TalkTalk full fibre plan for an extra £6 per month. This gets you an additional Amazon eero router to boost the Wi-Fi coverage in your home. It works together with your main Amazon eero router in a mesh configuration to distribute a wi-fi signal around your home.
For more information, see our TalkTalk full fibre review.
Tariff Information: TalkTalk Website
Vodafone offers full fibre (FTTP) broadband on the CityFibre network from £21/month. However, our current recommendation is to get Full Fibre 900 which is available for just £30/month in CityFibre areas. This allows you to get gigabit speeds (both for downloads and uploads) on your full fibre connection.
You can upgrade to a Vodafone Pro Broadband plan from £33/month in CityFibre areas. This comes with Vodafone’s Super WiFi (with a guaranteed wi-fi signal in every room of your home). You’ll also get 4G broadband backup, along with 12 months of Norton Security Premium.
Vodafone has the longest-running partnership with CityFibre UK. They’ve been selling broadband products on the CityFibre network since 2017.
Tariff Information: Vodafone Website
Alongside them, there are a number of smaller providers like Giganet and Zen Internet. Both of them usually have higher prices than on TalkTalk and Vodafone. However, as smaller firms, you might get better customer service from them. There are also a number of other providers, depending on your location and whether you’re using the connection for home or business use.
At present, the CityFibre network covers around 2 million UK homes. This is equivalent to about 8% of all UK homes.
To see whether a CityFibre service is available at your address, it’s best to enter your postcode on the TalkTalk and Vodafone websites. This will tell you whether a full fibre service is available to order at your address, and the plans that are currently available to you.
It’s also possible to check your postcode directly on the CityFibre website. This contains a bit more information about their future full fibre rollout plans. However, you’ll need to refer back to your broadband provider’s website (e.g. TalkTalk or Vodafone) to see the exact plans and pricing available where you live.
If you’re not able to get full fibre on the CityFibre network, you might be able to get full fibre (FTTP) broadband from other providers (e.g. on the Openreach network).