EE’s full fibre allows you to connect 100 devices at the same time with an ultrafast gigabit broadband connection, powered by BT.
In the UK, EE now offers full fibre broadband. Making use of a next-generation ultrafast connection powered by BT, you can connect 100 devices at the same time to your EE full fibre connection. You’ll also benefit from less lag and less buffering, along with greater reliability, better consistency and no need for a landline.
In this article, we’ll look at EE’s full fibre broadband, including how it works and the best deals currently available. We’ll also look at the features and benefits of EE’s full fibre service, before looking at how you can switch your broadband to EE.
What is EE Full Fibre?
In the UK, EE now offers full fibre broadband. Making use of a fibre optic connection all the way into your home, powered by BT, it’s different from regular fibre broadband where the “last mile” between the cabinet and your home uses an old copper connection.
With full fibre technology, you’ll have the strength to connect 100 devices to the internet at the same time. The ultrafast gigabit connection will allow you to do things like streaming 4K movies at the same time as playing games online, video calling your friends on Zoom and chatting on social media apps.
Full fibre technology also gives you much faster download speeds: up to 18 times faster than the UK’s average broadband connection. This means a HD-quality movie can take as little as 40 seconds to download. It’s also a more reliable technology, giving you a more consistent experience with less lag.
EE’s full fibre broadband is currently available in around 20% of UK homes. You can check the availability of the service by entering your postcode on this page. If you’re currently unable to get full fibre broadband from EE, you’ll be able to get their normal fibre broadband from just £24 per month.
EE Full Fibre Broadband Deals
At present, you can get EE’s full fibre broadband from only £32/month when you order through this link. For this, you’ll get EE’s Full Fibre Max 100 plan which has an average download speed of 100Mbps.
For even faster speeds, you can choose the Full Fibre Max 500 or Full Fibre Max 900 plans from EE:
|Service||Average Speed||Contract Length||Upfront Price||Monthly Price|
EE Fibre Max 100
|145Mbps download||24 month contract||£0||£32/month|
EE Fibre Max 500
|500Mbps download||24 month contract||£0||£40.50/month|
EE Full Fibre Max 900
|900Mbps download||24 month contract||£0||£50/month|
To check the availability of these plans where you live, enter your postcode on the EE website.
EE Full Fibre Features
Ultrafast Broadband Powered By BT
When you choose EE’s full fibre broadband, you’ll get an ultrafast connection powered by BT. As it uses a fibre optic connection all the way into your home, you’ll get a more reliable service with ultrafast speeds and the ability to connect up to 100 devices to the internet at the same time.
On a normal fibre broadband connection, you’re usually able to get download speeds of around 50Mbps. With full fibre broadband, the download speeds are up to 18 times faster – there’s an average download of 900Mbps on EE’s fastest full fibre plan. For busy households, that’ll allow you to do a lot more at the same time – including online gaming, streaming and everything in between.
Low Latency Connection
With EE’s full fibre broadband, you’ll benefit from a lower latency connection.
Latency is a measure of the time it takes for data to travel from your device to the internet and back. If you’re an online gamer, this is sometimes also known as the ‘lag’ or ‘ping’ on your connection.
According to Ofcom (the UK’s telecommunications regulator), full fibre broadband typically has a latency of around 7-8ms. This compares with 10-12ms on normal fibre broadband and 15-35ms on copper broadband. The lower latency connection should give you a much better experience when you’re playing games online.
Smart WiFi Add-On
If you’re looking for a stronger wi-fi signal that gives you more range through your home, you can add EE’s Smart WiFi add-on. This gives you a Wi-Fi boosting Smart Disc, along with backup from EE’s 4G network for an extra £10 per month.
EE’s Smart WiFi Disc uses mesh technology to improve the Wi-Fi signal in your home. Working together with your EE Smart Router, it creates a seamless Wi-Fi network with better speeds, greater coverage and fewer Wi-Fi blackspots across your home.
You’ll also get a 4GEE WiFi Mini hotspot included. This comes with 2GB data per month so you can use it to get online through mobile broadband on-the-go. If there’s ever a fault with your fibre broadband service, the hotspot will be boosted with an extra 250GB of data to keep you connected.
There’s no need for a phone line with EE’s full fibre broadband. That means you can save some money as you won’t need to pay for a landline that you’ll never use. Instead, you’ll just need another way to make and receive phone calls (e.g. using your mobile phone).
If you want full fibre broadband with the option of a landline, you can get BT’s full fibre broadband instead.
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate
If you’re an EE pay monthly mobile customer, you’ll get a Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription included on EE Full Fibre Max 500 and 900:
- Customers choosing Full Fibre Max 500 will get 6 months of inclusive Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (worth £60).
- Customers choosing Full Fibre Max 900 will get 12 months of inclusive Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (worth £120).
The Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription gives you access to more than 100 high-quality games including Hades, Flight Simulator, FIFA 21, ARK, Destiny 2, Forza Horizon 4, NFL 21, Halo, Minecraft and more. You’ll also get an EA Play membership included and access to the Xbox Cloud Gaming service. With the latter, the games will be streamed to your device over a full fibre connection so there’s no need to download them before you’re able to play.
You’ll also get unlimited mobile gaming data included on your EE pay monthly phone.
EE Mobile Data Boost
If you’re an EE pay monthly mobile customer, you’ll get the data allowance on your mobile phone plan boosted by up to 20GB per month when you sign up for EE’s full fibre broadband.
The amount of extra data you get will depend on the type of mobile plan you have:
- You’ll get 20GB of extra data each month if you have an EE phone plan (including both 4G and 5G phone plans).
- You’ll get 5GB of extra data each month if you have an EE 12-month SIM or 5G Smart SIM.
There’s more information about the mobile data boost on EE’s website.
According to EE, their network is powered by 100% renewable electricity. This includes all of the energy they purchase for their UK stores, offices and mobile network.
Switching to EE Broadband
It’s a straightforward process to switch from another broadband provider to EE’s full fibre broadband.
Start by ordering your new full fibre broadband plan on EE’s website. When you place your order, you’ll be able to choose an installation date for your service. This will typically be in around two weeks time.
Once you’ve placed your order, EE will normally contact your old broadband provider to cancel the old service for you. This is unless you’re a Virgin Media customer (or a customer of any other provider that doesn’t use the Openreach network). If this is the case, you’ll need to call them separately to cancel. If there’s a fee from your old provider for cancelling the service early, you can apply for a £50 bill credit from EE.
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:
Switch to EE Broadband
Your step-by-step guide to switching
For further information, see our in-depth guide to switching broadband providers in the UK.
For more information about EE’s broadband plans, please see EE’s official website.