EE offers full fibre broadband with download speeds of up to 900Mbps. They also offer Fibre Max 145 and 300 plans.

In the UK, EE has launched their full fibre home broadband service with download speeds of up to 900Mbps for £60/month. They also offer a range of cheaper full fibre plans such as Fibre Max 145 and Fibre Max 300. EE’s full fibre (FTTP) service is currently available in 3 million homes (around 11% of UK households).

In this article, we’ll review EE’s full fibre broadband service including the Fibre Max plans and how much you’ll pay for different download speeds on each plan. We’ll then look at discounts and offers for EE Pay Monthly mobile customers, before comparing the download speeds on each plan and the availability of the service. Finally, we’ll look at alternatives to EE’s full fibre service including BT Full Fibre and Virgin Media Gig1.

EE Fibre Max Broadband Plans

In the UK, EE now offers full fibre broadband. This uses a technology called fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) or fibre-to-the-home (FTTH), where a fibre optic cable goes all the way into your home.

With download speeds of up to 900Mbps, full fibre is about 13 times faster than traditional fibre broadband.

On traditional fibre, the fibre optic cable only goes as far as your local green cabinet. The remainder of the connection from the cabinet to your home uses an old copper phone line. This technology is known as fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) and offers average download speeds of up to 67Mbps.

If you’re using EE’s full fibre service, you can currently choose from five different plans. Two of them (Fibre and Fibre Plus) mirror what EE already offers on their fibre-to-the-cabinet service. Meanwhile, the three Fibre Max plans leverage the higher speeds available when using full fibre technology. You can choose from Fibre Max 145, Fibre Max 300 and Full Fibre Max 900:

ServiceAverage SpeedContract LengthUpfront PriceMonthly Price
EE
EE Fibre
36Mbps download18 month contract£0£27/month
EE
EE Fibre Plus
67Mbps download18 month contract£0£30/month
EE
EE Fibre Max 145
145Mbps download18 month contract£25£40/month
EE
EE Fibre Max 300
300Mbps download18 month contract£25£48/month
EE
EE Full Fibre Max 900
900Mbps download18 month contract£25£60/month

See all EE Full Fibre Plans & Offers →

If you’re an EE Pay Monthly mobile customer, you’ll get a 10% discount on all EE home broadband plans. You’ll also get a mobile data boost of up to 20GB, giving you extra data on your EE mobile plan.

EE also offers Smart Wi-Fi as an optional add-on for customers joining their broadband service. This gives you mesh wi-fi with an EE Smart Router & Disc. You’ll also get a portable 4GEE WiFi Mini hotspot with 2GB of data per month included (plus an extra 250GB if there’s ever a fault with your home broadband service).

You can also add an Apple TV 4K set-top box and a subscription to BT Sport for an extra £15/month.

It’s worth noting that EE’s broadband plans do not include a home phone (landline) service. This means you’ll lose your home phone number when moving to the service unless you transfer it first to an internet-based (voice-over-IP) telephone provider.

Download Speeds

The following table shows the average download speeds and upload speeds you can expect on EE’s full fibre broadband service:

EE Broadband Plan Average Download Speed Average Upload Speed
Fibre 36Mbps 10Mbps
Fibre Plus 67Mbps 20Mbps
Fibre Max 145 145Mbps 28Mbps
Fibre Max 300 300Mbps 47Mbps
Full Fibre Max 900 900Mbps 110Mbps

You’ll be given a personalised estimate for the download speeds available at your address when checking availability on the EE broadband website.

EE Full Fibre Availability

EE uses the Openreach network for their full fibre (FTTP) broadband service. At present, around 3 million homes have access to full fibre broadband from Openreach, equating to around 11% of all UK households. This is expected to increase to 4 million homes by March 2021, with Openreach having the ambition to reach 15 million homes by 2025.

To check whether Fibre Max broadband is available where you live, enter your address on EE’s online broadband availability checker:

Check EE Broadband Availability →

If your home is enabled for G.fast technology, you’ll be able to get the Fibre Max 145 and Fibre Max 300 plans without having a full fibre connection. G.fast is a form of hybrid fibre technology that sits somewhere in between fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) and fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP). With G.fast, a fibre optic cable is laid to a distribution point that’s closer to your home than the local green cabinet. This means it’s able to support download speeds of up to 300Mbps, but not the full 900Mbps that’s permitted by full fibre technology.

Alternatives

At present, EE’s Full Fibre Max 900 plan costs £60/month on a 18-month contract.

The following table shows alternative broadband plans from other ISPs where you can get similar download speeds to EE’s full fibre service:

ServiceAverage SpeedContract LengthUpfront PriceMonthly Price
Hyperoptic
Hyperfast
900Mbps download12 month contract£29£45/month
Vodafone Broadband
Gigafast 900
900Mbps download24 month contract£0£55/month
BT
Full Fibre 900
910Mbps download24 month contract£9.99£59.99/month
EE
EE Full Fibre Max 900
900Mbps download18 month contract£25£60/month
Virgin Media
Gig1 Fibre
1104Mbps download18 month contract£35£66/month

The availability of different services will vary based on your address. There’s more information about this in our guide to full fibre broadband in the UK.

Alternatively, you can read our in-depth reviews of BT Full Fibre, Hyperoptic, Virgin Media’s Gig1 Broadband and Vodafone Gigafast Broadband.

More Information

For more information about EE broadband, you can read our in-depth review. Alternatively, for more information about Fibre Max and full fibre on EE, see EE’s official website.

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