London’s full fibre network promises rapid speeds from its next generation connections. So, if you live in the capital, is it worth it?
Our rating: Four and a half out of five
- Truly affordable fibre to the premises
- Cheaper version for those on income support
- Great offers with free months included
- Good range of speeds available
- No TV packages
- Only available in London
Is G.Network broadband any good?
G.Network broadband is exclusively a fibre to the premises (FTTP) provider, meaning it doesn’t use old copper infrastructure and offers super speedy connections right into the home.
However, you’ll need to live in London and have had FTTP fitted in your area in order to take advantage.
If you have, you’re looking at broadband speeds ranging from 150Mbps to 900Mbps, enough for the most connected of homes. This is the future of broadband.
Price wise it’s very good value, falling in line with the likes of TalkTalk and coming in cheaper than the more wide ranging BT. That said, it’s still only available in limited places.
G.Network broadband speeds
G.Network broadband comes in four different variants:
This is faster than most at home connections but G.Network bills it as ideal for light users. That means those who love to stream or work from home a few days a week.
This faster package is aimed at gamers who need to download large files as well as those streaming in multiple rooms at the same time. Think families with older kids and homes with lots of people.
G.Network reckons this connection is best for larger families, playing up how good it is for gaming on consoles or PCs, as well as streaming in 4K.
This rapid offering is for the truly hardcore and those who have a fully connected smart home, with lights and appliances connected via their router. Also great for streaming and gaming.
G.Network broadband packages review
G.Network’s packages tally with similar offerings from Sky, BT and TalkTalk.
The 150Mbps offering is affordable and is ideal for most homes, with the ability to stream, download and work online at the same time.
The faster 300Mbps is good for gamers, while the 600Mbps and 900Mbps offerings, each priced competitively compared with larger name rivals, pack speeds that will be able to handle multiple devices without breaking a sweat.
G.Network Fibre review
All of G.Network’s deals use FTTP. That means you get the very best speeds right into the home, without having to use ageing copper wiring to complete the final stretch, as some slower fibre connections do.
This obviously has its issues, as G.Network is not widely available, even in the capital where it’s based and FTTP continues to endure a slower rollout than would be considered ideal. If you have it in your area though it’s a great option.
G.Network provides its own pre configured router which has four Ethernet ports, which you’ll need to use to get the fastest speeds available.
You can pay for a managed router service which means you can get an enterprise grade router which G.Network will manage for you.
G.Network calls review
G.Network does not offer calls packages and, as it uses FTTP, does not require a landline to be connected. If you want calls, best look at the likes of BT and TalkTalk instead.
G.Network is competitively priced and, at the time of writing, costs as follows:
- 150Mbps - £24 per month
- 300Mbps - £30 per month
- 600Mbps - £38 per month
- 900Mbps - £50 per month
G.Network’s key extra comes in the form of six months free broadband on any home broadband connection. That’s a serious enticement for anyone looking to switch and save.
At the time of writing, G.Network has a 4.1 out of 5 rating on Trustpilot. Customers report a mixed experience, although 69% of respondents rate the service as excellent.
As it’s a smaller provider, it does not appear in the latest Ofcom report on broadband customer satisfaction.
What are the pros and cons of G.Network broadband?
- Full fibre connection
- Great prices
- Good range of speeds
- London only
- Still not in all boroughs of the capital
Our latest G.Network broadband deals
*Average speeds are based on the download speeds of at least 50% of customers at peak time(8pm to 10pm). Speed can be affected by a range of technical and environmental factors. The speed you receive where you live may be lower than that listed above. You can check the estimated speed to your property prior to purchasing.
How does G.Network compare against other providers?
G.Network v BT
The key difference between BT and G.Network is availability. Being London only, G.Network is limited, although its full fibre packages are cheaper than BT’s and come with a great six month offer. If you want calls and TV, though, BT is likely to be the best choice.
G.Network v TalkTalk
G.Network manages to be even cheaper than TalkTalk, despite the latter having a reputation for low prices.
TalkTalk’s relatively poor customer service means G.Network might be the better choice too if you can get it where you live.
G.Network v Sky
While Sky has similar FTTP speeds as G.Network, it outdoes it thanks to its cutting edge TV packages.
So if you want football, movies and more as well as broadband, Sky is the way to go.
G.Network v Virgin Media
Virgin Media uses its own network, just like G.Network. But it has an even faster 1.3Gbps service.
And although Virgin is hard to get in some areas, it’s available outside of London, meaning you can take advantage of cutting edge speeds without living in the capital.