From getting faster speeds to better wi-fi: Why you should upgrade your broadband

Do you want faster broadband, exclusive TV and the best sporting action? Discover the advantages of upgrading your broadband.

Whether it’s online gaming, checking social media, making video calls, writing emails or streaming your favourite TV programmes, home broadband keeps us connected and entertained.

Your home broadband needs will change over time - perhaps you’ve just discovered Netflix and started streaming in HD, or maybe your children have their own internet-connected devices and you need higher speeds. If so, it might be time to upgrade your broadband. And with our new BT Plus offering if you join us for fibre broadband and mobile you and your family can enjoy some brilliant benefits and our best connection in and out of the home.

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Want faster broadband speeds?

Faster broadband speeds let you do more of the things you love online. BT Infinity is our fibre optic broadband, which can deliver faster broadband speeds than standard broadband. This means you can enjoy smooth streaming and catch-up TV and more people in your house can do things on the internet at the same time.

Superfast Fibre Unlimited has speeds up to 50Mb, while Superfast Fibre 2 Unlimited and Superfast Fibre Plus offers speeds up to 67Mb - a good choice if you want to stream, play games and download in HD.

Want to go online on multiple devices?

Do you have lots of internet gadgets at home – such as tablets, phones, laptops and games consoles? Maybe you are streaming Netflix in HD using your tablet in the front room, your child is playing Xbox Live in the bedroom and your partner is watching YouTube on their smartphone.

If these connect to the internet simultaneously, it can slow your internet down because you are sharing bandwidth across all these devices.

For the most seamless experience, particularly if you stream in HD, Superfast Fibre 2 Unlimited and Superfast Fibre Plus offers speeds up to 67Mb - perfect if you have multiple devices using the internet simultaneously.

Want to stream movie and TV shows with less buffering and interruption?

It’s incredibly frustrating if you’re trying to watch the latest episode of Lost in Space in HD on Netflix or catch up on the latest concoctions in Masterchef on BBC iPlayer and the picture keeps buffering and freezing.

Netflix on tablet and phone

Upgrade to fibre optic with Superfast Fibre Unlimited and you can access speeds up to 50Mb, while Superfast Fibre 2 Unlimited and Superfast Fibre Plus can reach speeds up to 67Mb.  This means you won’t have to wait so long for the programme to start and there’ll be no unfortunate pauses during streaming, leaving you to sit back and just enjoy the show.

Want better wi-fi?

We released the BT Smart Hub last year to critical acclaim. It boasts the UK’s most powerful wi-fi signal, so you can get a better wi-fi connection throughout your house with fewer blackspots.

BT Smart Hub

Inside, seven antennas are positioned to give the Smart Hub an unmatchable wireless range (on average it goes one room further) so you can get wi-fi in more rooms throughout your house.

The BT Smart Hub is yours when you take our fibre-optic broadband, Superfast Fibre Unlimited, Superfast Fibre 2 Unlimited and Superfast Fibre Plus.

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Keep going over your allowance?

If you are on a broadband package with a monthly allowance, you may get charged if you exceed it. Streaming video using services like Netflix uses more data than browsing the web and checking email, so if you aren’t careful you can accidentally go over your allowance.

If you keep going over your allowance consider upgrading to an unlimited Broadband package such as Unlimited Broadband, which offers speeds up to 17Mb. If you want even faster speeds try Superfast Fibre Unlimited, Superfast Fibre 2 Unlimited and Superfast Fibre Plus, which offer speeds up to 50Mb and 67Mb respectively.   

Remember you can check your broadband usage at any time using the My BT app.

Watch brilliant exclusive shows with BT TV

BT TV offers a brilliant selection of shows with something to suit all tastes and ages, from sporting action to enthralling US drama, real life and the latest movies.

We’re the only place in the UK where you can watch AMC. This exclusive channel includes gripping US drama’s like Fear the Walking Dead and The Terror.

BT TV’s Classic + Unlimited Infinity and Entertainment + Unlimited Infinity packages include the YouView+ box, which lets you pause and rewind live TV and record up to 300 hours. Opt for the Max + Unlimited Infinity package and you get 143 channels and the YouView+ UHD box, so you can watch selected programs in stunning Ultra HD, with 4x the detail of HD.

Find out what BT TV packages you can get

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Watch gripping sporting action with BT Sport

From Aviva Championship Rugby to Premier League football and Formula E to Moto GP, BT Sport is the home of unmissable sporting action – and the only place you can watch every match in the UEFA Champions League.

BT Broadband customers who subscribe to BT Sport can watch BT Sport Online & On The Go via the BT Sport app, which includes match replays and timelines and the BT Sport enhanced player. Find out more

Alternatively, if you are already have broadband with us, you can get BT Sport with BT TV. Find out more

If you are a BT TV customer, you can add BT Sport to your existing package. Find out more

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How to upgrade your broadband

See personalised offers

If you’ve got Broadband with us, we’ve got special offers tailored to you. Head to www.bt.com/myoffer and log in to see personalised offers based on your package.

Find out more about upgrading your BT Broadband package

Get more from BT Plus 

BT Plus has arrived, by having your fibre broadband and mobile with us you and your family can enjoy some brilliant benefits and our best connection in and out of the home.

BT Plus broadband benefits include: Fast speeds, unlimited data, our Keep Connected Promise to get you back online quickly if your broadband stops working, a broadband price freeze for 18 months, and dedicated UK and Ireland-based support.

With Plus, join us for mobile as well and you can unlock some other benefits including: double data on each mobile with us, our fastest 4G speeds and in the event of home broadband problems we’ll switch on free unlimited data within an hour of the fault being report to all your phones, so you can stay connected.

Join BT for broadband and you can stay connected away from home as well, with free wi-fi access at 5 million hotspots around the UK.

BT Plus is available in three packages, Superfast Fibre Plus, Ultrafast Fibre Plus and Ultrafast Fibre 2 Plus. Existing customers can move to either of these plans to get Plus.

Find out more about BT Plus.

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