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Speed & usage

What is broadband connection speed & usage?

Broadband speed is the rate that information is sent (upload speed) or received (download speed) on your broadband line. Its measured in 'Mb' ('megabits per second'). Take our broadband speed test below to see how fast you can go.

Broadband usage refers to the volume of information you are allowed to use over your broadband connection each month. Usage is measured in 'GB' (gigabytes).

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See how fast you can go with our broadband speed test

We're constantly investing in technology to give you faster broadband speeds – even at peak times, and we always give you the best broadband speeds possible on your line. See how fast you could go with our BT broadband speed checker.

How to improve your speed

BT Infinity gives you download speeds of up 76Mb where you can download up to eight times faster than our standard broadband. If BT Infinity is not in your area yet you can order a Broadband + Calls package now and upgrade to fibre optic if and when it becomes available.

Learn more about BT Infinity

The BT Broadband Accelerator is a smart bit of equipment that fits on to your telephone socket to boost your broadband speed by up to 1.5Mb if you've got BT Total Broadband and have extension wiring in your home. When you order BT Total Broadband, we'll give you one free.

Learn more about the BT Broadband Accelerator

Totally Unlimited Usage

Totally Unlimited Broadband usage

Our unlimited broadband packages are now totally unlimited, which means that you will be able to download as much as you like, enjoy catch-up TV, streamed films and online gaming without ever being slowed down.

Some other Internet service providers put restrictions on certain types of Internet traffic or a limit on how much you can download or upload which means that at peak times of day, customers may experience slower speeds.

We don't think that's a good enough experience for BT customers so we have made all of our unlimited products 'Totally Unlimited'.

What does broadband usage allowance mean?

Many of our great value broadband packages come with Totally Unlimited usage, which means you can use as much data as you want.

This table below demonstrates what you could download every month on our 10GB and 20GB broadband packages.

Great news if you're a sports fan. Any content you watch or stream via the BT Sport app and online player using your BT Broadband connection will not count against your broadband usage limit, so you can enjoy great live sport without the worry.

10GB monthly allowance: for light users 20GB monthly allowance: for everyday users
music storage *Based on 4MB music files 2,500 songs 5,000 songs
movies storage *Based on 700MB movie files 14 movies 28 movies
photos storage *Based on 1MB digital photos 10,000 photos 20,000 photos
documents storage *Based on 2MB document files 5,000 documents 10,000 documents

Are you ready for BT broadband?

Our best broadband package deals are online

Our best broadband package deals are online

All our Broadband packages come with

  • A BT Home Hub router
  • Unlimited FREE BT Wi-fi
  • FREE BT Cloud online storage
  • Totally Unlimited usage
  • FREE connection

The legal stuff

BT Sport Online – UK residential broadband customers only. BT broadband customers can watch BT Sport online at home with a minimum line speed of 400kbps. To watch BT Sport online elsewhere you need 3G/4G/wifi (charges may apply). To watch BT Sport at you need Microsoft Silverlight. The BT Sport App works on iPhone (3GS and above), iPad (iOS 5.1.1 and above) & selected Android devices with OS 4.1. Max. 2 devices simultaneously. BT Sport is free for new and existing customers. Major League Baseball not available online. e-billing required. e-billing required. UK only. Terms apply.

BT Sport on BT TV with BT Infinity – BT Sport is available on BT TV for new and existing BT Infinity customers who sign up for 12 months or have 12 months remaining on their contract; ongoing renewal needed to get discounted BT Sport. Sport on BT TV requires BT Infinity and a compatible box from BT – fee £35-£299 may apply. Check to see if you can get BT Infinity at e-billing required. UK only. Terms apply.

BT Sport on BT TV with BT Broadband – BT Sport 1, 2 and ESPN available in standard definition on BT TV for new and existing BT broadband customers who can't get Infinity. Existing customers must re–contract or have 12 months remaining on their contract. Sufficient line quality and speed (min 5.25 Mbps for existing customers and 6.5 Mbps for new customers) required. You can only watch/record one sport channel at any given time. Compatible box from BT required, fee of £35 – £199 may apply. Terms apply.

BT Sport on Sky Digital Satellite Platform – BT Sport is also available on the Sky Digital Satellite Platform for all new and existing BT broadband customers who sign up for 12 months or have 12 months remaining on their contract; ongoing renewal needed to get discounted BT Sport. Sky box and active viewing card required. Excludes Multiscreen. e-billing required. e-billing required. UK only. Terms apply.

HD TV pack £3 a month. Requires HD ready TV & cabling. To watch HD on Sky Digital Satellite Platform, customers need a black satellite receiver box. Terms apply.

Eight times faster: speeds based on Infinity Option 2 average customer speed and UK average from Ofcom report, May 2013. Speeds referred to are download speeds; speeds affected by various factors including distance from the cabinet, time of day and internal home wiring.

BT Infinity is subject to availability, geographic location, computer specifications and a line check. Terms and conditions apply. See for details. The exchange list and dates are subject to change.

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