EE offers Fibre Max broadband from £35/month using full fibre (FTTP) technology. Compare the Fibre Max 100, 300 and 900 plans.

In the UK, EE now offers Fibre Max broadband, making use of a fibre optic connection all the way into your home. Also known as full fibre broadband (or FTTP broadband), it gives you a more reliable connection with download speeds of up to 900Mbps.

At present, you can choose from three different Fibre Max plans on EE broadband: Fibre Max 100, Fibre Max 300 and Full Fibre Max 900. As a special offer, you can save 10% on the normal price of Fibre Max broadband when you order through this link.

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In this article, we’ll review EE’s Fibre Max broadband. We’ll start with a comparison of the three Fibre Max plans before looking at what you get on each plan in more detail. We’ll also look at the download speeds available on Fibre Max broadband, along with the router that’s included and the availability of the service.

Prices From: £35 per month
Best Offer: Save 10% on Fibre Max plans when you order through this link
Contract Length: 24 month contract
Download Speed: 145Mbps (Fibre Max 100)
300Mbps (Fibre Max 300)
900Mbps (Fibre Max 900)
Upload Speed: 28Mbps (Fibre Max 100)
47Mbps (Fibre Max 300)
110Mbps (Fibre Max 900)
Technology: Full Fibre FTTP (fibre-to-the-premises)
Coverage: 5.2 million+ homes (check your address)

EE Full Fibre Broadband Plans

In the UK, EE now offers a choice of Fibre Max broadband plans. Making use of full fibre technology (also known as fibre-to-the-premises, or FTTP for short), it delivers three main benefits compared to normal fibre broadband:

  • Full Fibre broadband gives you faster download speeds. You’ll get average download speeds of up to 900Mbps on Fibre Max broadband. This is 13 times faster than the speeds available on regular fibre broadband (67Mbps on average). It means downloads will happen much faster with a HD-quality film downloading in as little as 40 seconds.
  • Full Fibre broadband offers more capacity. With full fibre broadband, you can have a lot more devices using your broadband connection at the same time without things slowing down for other users.
  • Full Fibre broadband gives you better reliability. As it uses a fibre optic connection the whole way, you’ll benefit from a more reliable connection when using full fibre broadband. It isn’t affected by noise and interference in the same way as normal fibre broadband.

At present, you can choose from three Fibre Max broadband plans: Fibre Max 100 (with an average download speed of 145Mbps), Fibre Max 300 (with an average download speed of 300Mbps) and Full Fibre Max 900 (with an average download speed of 900Mbps).

The following table shows a side-by-side comparison of the three plans:

Fibre Max 100 Fibre Max 300 Full Fibre Max 900
Monthly Price: £35 per month £42 per month £54 per month
Contract Length: 24 months 24 months 24 months
Download Speed (average): 145Mbps 300Mbps 900Mbps
Upload Speed (average): 28Mbps 47Mbps 110Mbps
Inclusive Features
EE Mobile Data Boost: 20GB (4G & 5G phone plans)
5GB (12-month SIM)
20GB (4G & 5G phone plans)
5GB (12-month SIM)
20GB (4G & 5G phone plans)
5GB (12-month SIM)
Norton Security Premium: 10 devices 10 devices 10 devices
Smart WiFi: Add £10/month Add £10/month Add £10/month
Technology
Technology: Full Fibre
(also available on Gfast)
Full Fibre
(also available on Gfast)
Full Fibre
(not available on Gfast)
Router: EE Smart Router EE Smart Router EE Smart Router
Availability: 8 million UK homes
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8 million UK homes
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5.2 million UK homes
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If you’re living in a home with access to Gfast technology, you might be able to get the Fibre Max 100 and Fibre Max 300 plans. Both of these are available in homes with a Gfast connection, even if full fibre (FTTP) technology isn’t yet available.

Fibre Max 100

If you’re looking to get full fibre broadband at a competitive price point, EE currently offers Fibre Max 100 broadband for £35 per month. This includes an exclusive 10% discount which is available when you order through this link.

On Fibre Max 100 broadband, you’ll get an average download speed of 145Mbps and an average upload speed of 28Mbps. This should allow you to stream ultra-HD video on six devices at the same time. Alternatively, you can download a full HD quality film in around four minutes.

At present, Fibre Max 100 broadband is available from £35 per month:

ServiceAverage SpeedContract LengthUpfront PriceMonthly Price
EE
EE Fibre Max 100
145Mbps download24 month contract£25£35/month

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If you choose Fibre Max 100, you can get a 20GB data boost on your EE phone plan or a 5GB data boost on your 12-month EE SIM-only plan. You’ll also get the latest EE Smart Router and 12 months of inclusive Norton Security Premium anti-virus.

Fibre Max 300

If you’re looking for even faster broadband, Fibre Max 300 gives you download speeds that are about twice as fast as the speeds available on Fibre Max 100.

On Fibre Max 300, you’ll get an average download speed of 300Mbps and an average upload speed of 47Mbps. This is enough to stream ultra-HD video on 12 devices simultaneously, or to download a full HD-quality film in about two minutes.

At present, you can get Fibre Max 300 broadband for £42 per month, including an exclusive 10% discount on the standard price (with no need to be an EE pay monthly mobile customer):

ServiceAverage SpeedContract LengthUpfront PriceMonthly Price
EE
EE Fibre Max 300
300Mbps download24 month contract£25£42/month

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You’ll get up to a 20GB mobile data boost included on Fibre Max 300 (this is available only if you have an eligible Pay Monthly phone with EE). You’ll also get the EE Smart Router and 12 months of inclusive anti-virus from Norton.

Full Fibre Max 900

If you’re looking for EE’s fastest available broadband service, you can choose their Full Fibre Max 900 plan. This is six times faster than Fibre Max 100 and three times faster than Fibre Max 300.

On the Full Fibre Max 900 plan, you’ll get an average download speed of 900Mbps and an average upload speed of 110Mbps. This should allow you to stream 4K video on up to 36 devices at the same time, meaning it will comfortably handle demand even from the busiest households.

You can get Full Fibre Max 900 broadband for £54 per month. This includes an exclusive discount against the normal price you’d pay if you were to go directly to EE’s website.

ServiceAverage SpeedContract LengthUpfront PriceMonthly Price
EE
EE Full Fibre Max 900
900Mbps download24 month contract£25£54/month

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Like the other Fibre Max plans, you’ll also get a mobile data boost included of up to 20GB per month. You’ll also get EE’s Smart Router included, along with 12 months of inclusive Norton anti-virus.

Other Fibre Broadband Plans

Alongside their Fibre Max plans, EE also offers Fibre broadband and Fibre Plus broadband plans. These are available at a lower price than Fibre Max broadband. For instance, you can get regular fibre for £24 per month, compared to £35 per month for Fibre Max.

If you choose a regular fibre broadband plan, you won’t benefit from the faster speeds available on full fibre.

ServiceAverage SpeedContract LengthUpfront PriceMonthly Price
EE
EE Fibre
36Mbps download24 month contract£0£24/month
EE
EE Fibre Plus
67Mbps download24 month contract£0£31/month

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Although the Fibre broadband and Fibre Plus broadband plans are normally offered on regular fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) connections, it’s still possible to get them on a fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) connection if that’s the only one available in your home.

EE Full Fibre Speeds

On EE’s Fibre Max broadband, you’ll get download speeds of up to 900Mbps and upload speeds of up to 110Mbps. This will depend on the plan you choose.

The following table shows the average download speed and upload speed you can expect on each of EE’s full fibre broadband plans:

EE Broadband Plan Average Download Speed Average Upload Speed
Fibre 36Mbps 10Mbps
Fibre Plus 67Mbps 20Mbps
Fibre Max 100 145Mbps 28Mbps
Fibre Max 300 300Mbps 47Mbps
Full Fibre Max 900 900Mbps 110Mbps

To get a more accurate estimate of the speeds where you live, enter your postcode on EE’s website:

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EE Full Fibre Router

When you sign up to a Fibre Max plan, you’ll be given an EE Smart Router. You’ll use this in conjunction with your Openreach modem (ONT) to get access to EE’s full fibre service. The router produces a Wi-Fi network for your other devices to connect to. It also offers four Ethernet sockets so you can attach wired devices to your home network.

Being EE’s latest broadband router, the EE Smart Router supports dual-band Wi-Fi 5 technology. It has 7 built-in Wi-Fi antenna to optimise the performance of your home network and also supports mesh Wi-Fi when you add the Smart WiFi add-on (£10/month).

The following table shows the full technical specifications of the EE Smart Router:

EE Smart Router
Availability
EE Broadband Plans: Fibre Max 100
Fibre Max 300
Full Fibre Max 900
Other Plans with EE Smart WiFi
Connectivity
Dual-Band Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi Connectivity: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Wi-Fi Speed: Up to 2,533Mbps
2.4GHz Wi-Fi: 3×3 MIMO (up to 800Mbps)
5GHz Wi-Fi: 4×4 MIMO (up to 1733Mbps)
Mesh Wi-Fi: Requires Smart WiFi (add £10/month)
Ethernet: 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports
USB ports: 1 USB 2.0 port
Other: WPA2 / WPA security
Automatic channel selection & optimisation
Other
Colour: White
More Information: EE Website

Coverage & Availability

In the UK, EE’s full fibre broadband makes use of FTTP (fibre-to-the-premises) connectivity from the Openreach network.

At the time of writing, around 5.2 million homes have access to full fibre (FTTP) broadband from EE. This is supplemented by another 2.8 million homes that have access to Gfast technology, which enables the Fibre Max 100 and Fibre Max 300 plans.

It’s expected that full fibre technology will be rolling out rapidly across the UK in the next few years. The current ambition is for 25 million homes to be covered by the technology by December 2026.

To see whether EE’s full fibre broadband service is available at your address, you should use the availability checker on their website. This will show you the range of broadband plans available where you live.

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Switching to EE Broadband

If you’re switching from another broadband provider to EE, it’s a straightforward process to do this.

Start by ordering your new Fibre Max plan on EE’s website. When you place your order, you’ll be able to choose an installation date for your service (typically for around two weeks time).

Once you’ve placed your order, EE will normally contact your old provider for you to cancel the old service. This is unless you’re a Virgin Media customer, in which case, you’ll need to call them separately to cancel. EE will give you a £50 bill credit if you’re charged by your old provider for early cancellation.

For step-by-step instructions on how to change your broadband provider to EE, please select your current provider from the drop-down menu below:

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For further information, see our in-depth guide to switching broadband providers in the UK.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Fibre Max broadband?
EE’s Fibre Max broadband is a range of faster fibre broadband plans, offering download speeds of 145Mbps to 900Mbps on average. The Fibre Max plans are available in homes with a FTTP broadband connection.
How does Fibre Max 100 compare to Fibre Max 300 & Full Fibre Max 900?
The EE Fibre Max broadband plans compare as follows:
  • Fibre Max 100: 145Mbps download, 28Mbps upload
  • Fibre Max 300: 300Mbps download, 47Mbps upload
  • Full Fibre Max 900: 900Mbps download, 110Mbps upload.

In addition, you’re also able to get EE’s Fibre and Fibre Plus broadband plans.

What are the benefits of Fibre Max broadband?
Compared to normal fibre broadband, there are three main benefits of Fibre Max broadband:
  1. You can get much faster download speeds: up to 900Mbps using FTTP technology. This compares to just 67Mbps on regular fibre broadband.
  2. You’ll have capacity for more devices to use your broadband connection at the same time without things slowing down.
  3. You’ll benefit from a more reliable service, without issues like noise and interference that can affect normal broadband services.
Is Fibre Max broadband available where I live?
At present, Fibre Max broadband is available in around 20% of UK homes. To check the availability where you live, enter your postcode on EE’s online address checker. This will also show you the best deals available where you live.

More Information

For more information about Fibre Max broadband, please see EE’s official website. You may also find it useful to read our full EE broadband review.

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    • Hi there,
      Thanks for your comment. For commercial reasons, Openreach (who provide the network for EE’s FTTP service) have decided to offer asymmetric speeds on full fibre. I suspect this is simply because the average household uses downloads more often than uploads. Some of the altnets like Hyperoptic and Cityfibre have symmetric speeds, but they’re only available in selected areas.
      Ken

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