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Vodafone Fibre 1 broadband

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Vodafone's entry-level fibre optic broadband package clocks in at an average 38Mbps download speed and gives you everything you need for a basic fibre connection. Here's what you need to know.

Key features

Broadband type

Fibre optic - FTTC (fibre-to-the-cabinet)

Packages available

Broadband only, broadband and phone, broadband and TV

Router

Vodafone WiFi Hub

Contract length

24 months

Download speed

38Mbps

Upload speed

10Mbps

What’s included with Vodafone Fibre 1 broadband?

Vodafone Fibre 1 comes with the Vodafone WiFi Hub, a highly rated router that packs the latest ac standard Wi-Fi, smart channel selection, seven antennae, four ethernet ports, two USB ports and the option to set up a guest network – so visitors don’t have to use your private details to get connected.

Access to the excellent, easy to use Vodafone Broadband app also comes as standard. This allows you to easily manage the router and troubleshoot any issues quickly.

The router also comes with Secure Net, which includes anti malware software and parental controls.

Where is Vodafone Fibre 1 available?

Vodafone 1 is available all over the UK. It’s a fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) offering, which means that it completes the journey into the home using Openreach’s older copper wiring.

While that means speeds aren’t as fast as the best FTTP deals, it does ensure that the majority of households on the Openreach network can get Vodafone Fibre 1.

To see if it’s available where you live, use the MoneySuperMarket broadband postcode checker now.

Do I need a phone line for Vodafone Fibre 1?

Yes, you’ll need a phone line for Vodafone Fibre 1. That’s because it uses older Openreach technology to get into your home from the cabinet on the street, rather than newer fibre to the premises infrastructure.

However, although it requires a physical phone line connection, you don’t need to take out a home phone package. That’s entirely optional, and you can save a bit of cash by skipping it and going broadband-only.

How does Vodafone Fibre 1 compare?

Broadband type

Contract length

Download speed

Upload speed

Fibre 1

FTTC

24 months

38Mbps

10Mbps

Fibre 2

FTTC

24 months

67Mbps

20Mbps

Fibre 100

FTTP

24 months

100Mbps

100Mbps

Fibre 200

FTTP

24 months

200Mbps

200Mbps

Fibre 500

FTTP

24 months

500Mbps

500Mbps

Fibre 900

FTTP

24 months

910Mbps

910Mbps

How fast is Vodafone Fibre 1?

Vodafone Fibre 1 clocks in at an average speed of 38Mbps. This is fine for small households that like to stream music and video and don’t need to use lots of devices at once.

Download limits

There are no download limits with Vodafone Fibre 1, meaning you can snag as many tunes, games or videos as you like.

What type of broadband is Vodafone Fibre 1?

Vodafone Fibre 1 is fibre-to-the-cabinet broadband. FTTC means that fibre cables run to the cabinet in the street, before copper wiring completes the journey into your home using Openreach’s network. This kind of fibre is the most widely available in the UK right now.

Is Vodafone broadband any good?

Yes. Vodafone offers a broad range of fibre packages, with its Fibre 1 and Fibre 2 deals renowned as some of the best value deals on the market. It also has a wide array of FTTP plans for those who live in areas with the right infrastructure.

Read more in our full Vodafone broadband review.

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