EE offers Full Fibre Max (FTTP) broadband with download speeds of up to 900Mbps. Find out how it works and how to order a FTTP plan.

In the UK, EE now offers a full fibre broadband service which uses a fibre optic connection all the way into your home. Also known as fibre-to-the-premises (or FTTP for short), it gives you a more reliable connection along with download speeds of up to 900Mbps.

In this article, we’ll review EE’s full fibre (FTTP) broadband service including how it works and how it compares to a regular fibre broadband service. We’ll then look at EE’s full fibre plans including Fibre Max broadband and the discounts that are available to EE pay monthly mobile customers. Finally, we’ll discuss the speeds available on the service, how you can check availability where you live and how to change from your current provider to EE.

Prices From: £26 per month
(£23 per month for EE pay monthly mobile customers)
Contract Length: 18 month contract
Average Speed: 900Mbps download, 110Mbps upload (Full Fibre Max 900)
300Mbps download, 47Mbps upload (Fibre Max 300)
145Mbps download, 28Mbps upload (Fibre Max 100)
67Mbps download, 20Mbps upload (Fibre Plus)
36Mbps download, 10Mbps upload (Fibre)
Technology: Full Fibre FTTP (fibre-to-the-premises)
Coverage: 3 million+ homes

What is Full Fibre Broadband on EE?

In the UK, full fibre broadband (also known as fibre-to-the-premises, or FTTP for short) is the next generation of home broadband. It uses a fibre optic connection all the way into your home. This differs from regular fibre broadband which uses fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) technology where the final part of your connection is delivered over a copper phone line.

Because a FTTP full fibre connection goes all the way into your home, it delivers three important benefits compared to regular fibre broadband:

  • Full Fibre broadband can give you much faster download speeds. For instance, EE offers average download speeds of 900Mbps on their Full Fibre Max 900 plan. This is 13 times faster than the speeds on regular fibre-to-the-cabinet broadband (average speeds of up to 67Mbps). 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, a lot more devices can use your broadband connection at the same time without things slowing down. For instance, you can stream or game in 4K ultra-HD quality without the need to worry about slowing down the connection for others in your household.
  • Full Fibre broadband gives you better reliability. Because it uses a fibre optic cable the whole way, you’ll benefit from more reliable connectivity when using full fibre broadband. For instance, full fibre broadband isn’t affected by noise and interference in the same way that other broadband services can be affected.

You can learn more about these benefits on the EE website.

EE Full Fibre Broadband Plans

Full Fibre Max Plans

To benefit from the faster speeds available on EE’s full fibre (FTTP) service, you can currently choose from three Fibre Max plans starting from £39 per month (£35 per month if you’re an EE Pay Monthly mobile customer).

EE’s fastest FTTP plan is called Full Fibre Max 900. With average download speeds of 900Mbps, it’s available for £60 per month (£54 per month if you’re an EE Pay Monthly mobile customer). The average speeds on Fibre Max 900 are 13 times faster than regular fibre-to-the-cabinet broadband and will allow you to download an entire album in less than 6 seconds. Alongside this, you can also choose the Fibre Max 100 and Fibre Max 300 plans.

The following table shows EE’s Fibre Max broadband plans:

ServiceAverage SpeedContract LengthUpfront PriceMonthly Price
EE
EE Fibre Max 100
145Mbps download18 month contract£25£39/month
£35 for EE pay monthly
mobile customers
EE
EE Fibre Max 300
300Mbps download18 month contract£25£47/month
£42 for EE pay monthly
mobile customers
EE
EE Full Fibre Max 900
900Mbps download18 month contract£25£60/month
£54 for EE pay monthly
mobile customers

The Fibre Max 100 and Fibre Max 300 plans are also available at addresses with a Gfast broadband connection.

Other Fibre Broadband Plans

It’s also possible to get EE’s regular fibre broadband plans if you’re living at an address that’s connected to EE’s FTTP service.

Regular fibre broadband plans are available from only £26 per month (£23 per month if you’re an EE Pay Monthly mobile customer).

If you’re connected to the FTTP network, these fibre broadband plans will still be delivered over a FTTP connection. This means you’ll still benefit from a more reliable service, even though you won’t be able to access the fastest speeds available.

ServiceAverage SpeedContract LengthUpfront PriceMonthly Price
EE
EE Fibre
36Mbps download18 month contract£0£26/month
£23 for EE pay monthly
mobile customers
EE
EE Fibre Plus
67Mbps download18 month contract£0£30/month
£27 for EE pay monthly
mobile customers

EE Pay Monthly Mobile Customers

If you’re an EE Pay Monthly mobile customer, you’ll benefit from a 10% discount on all EE broadband plans. You’ll also get up to 20GB of extra data on your EE Pay Monthly mobile plan, giving you more data to use on your phone every month.

The following table shows EE’s discounted broadband plans for Pay Monthly mobile customers:

ServiceAverage SpeedContract LengthUpfront PriceMonthly Price
EE
EE Fibre
36Mbps download18 month contract£0£23/month
for EE pay monthly
mobile customers
EE
EE Fibre Plus
67Mbps download18 month contract£0£27/month
for EE pay monthly
mobile customers
EE
EE Fibre Max 100
145Mbps download18 month contract£25£35/month
for EE pay monthly
mobile customers
EE
EE Fibre Max 300
300Mbps download18 month contract£25£42/month
for EE pay monthly
mobile customers
EE
EE Full Fibre Max 900
900Mbps download18 month contract£25£54/month
for EE pay monthly
mobile customers

EE Full Fibre FTTP Speeds

The following table shows the average download speed and upload speed you can expect on 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

Fibre and Fibre Plus are also available on FTTC. Meanwhile, Fibre Max 100 and Fibre Max 300 are also available on Gfast.

For a personalised estimate of the download speeds and upload speeds available where you live, enter your postcode on EE’s website.

Full Fibre Coverage & Availability

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

At present, more than 3 million homes have access to FTTP broadband, with this set to increase to 4.5 million by March 2021. A further 3.2 million homes should then also receive FTTP broadband by the mid-2020s.

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

Check EE Full Fibre Availability →

Other EE Broadband Features

There are several other important features you can benefit from when using EE’s full fibre service:

  • Smart WiFi: For an extra £10/month, you can add EE’s Smart WiFi service. This gives you a Wi-Fi boosting Smart Disc that extends the range of your home Wi-Fi network. You’ll also get a portable 4GEE WiFi Mini hotspot that allows you to get connected to mobile broadband on the go.
  • EE mobile customer discount: If you’re an EE Pay Monthly mobile customer, you’ll get a 10% discount on all of EE’s broadband plans. In addition, you’ll get up to 20GB of extra data on your EE Pay Monthly plan every month.
  • No landline: EE’s fibre broadband service is available without a phone line so there’s no need to pay for a phone line that you don’t use.
  • Early cancellation credit: If you’re charged by your old provider for early cancellation, EE will give you a £50 credit.
  • Inclusive anti-virus software: All of EE’s home broadband plans include a one-year free subscription to Norton Security Premium. This allows you to use the anti-virus software on up to 10 devices.

Switching to EE Broadband

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

Start by ordering your new FTTP plan from EE’s website. At the end of the online order process, you’ll be given a switchover date for your EE broadband service.

EE will contact your old provider to cancel your old broadband service unless you’re a Virgin Media customer (in which case, you’ll need to call them). They’ll also give you a £50 credit on your bill if you’re charged for early cancellation.

For step-by-step instructions on how to switch 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

Does EE offer FTTP (full fibre) broadband?
EE offers full fibre (FTTP) broadband at more than 3 million UK addresses. You can check for availability where you live on EE’s official website.
What is Fibre Max broadband on EE?
Fibre Max is a new range of fibre broadband plans from EE, offering download speeds of between 145Mbps and 900Mbps on average. The Fibre Max plans are available in homes with a FTTP connection.
What download speeds can I get on EE’s full fibre plans?
The average download speeds and upload speeds on EE’s full fibre broadband plans are as follows:
  • Full Fibre Max 900: 900Mbps download, 110Mbps upload.
  • Fibre Max 300: 300Mbps download, 47Mbps upload.
  • Fibre Max 100: 145Mbps download, 28Mbps upload.
  • Fibre Plus: 67Mbps download, 20Mbps upload.
  • Fibre: 36Mbps download, 10Mbps upload.
How does FTTP compare to regular fibre broadband services?
There are three main benefits of FTTP broadband over regular fibre broadband:
  1. You can get much faster download speeds with up to 900Mbps using FTTP. This compares to 67Mbps using regular fibre broadband.
  2. You’ll have capacity for more devices to use the connection at the same time without things slowing down.
  3. You’ll benefit from a more reliable connection, without issues like noise and interference that can affect other broadband services.
How can I check the availability of EE’s FTTP service where I live?
To check the availability of EE’s FTTP service where you live, go their website and enter your address. This will tell you the range of plans available where you live.

More Information

For more information about EE’s full fibre (FTTP) service, please see EE’s official website.

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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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