Hyperoptic Broadband Reviews

Sometimes the best way to get a feel for a broadband provider is to read what those who are already customers think of the service they're receiving. Below are all the reviews we've received for Hyperoptic.

Recent Customer Ratings for Hyperoptic

  • Satisfaction
    3.5 stars
  • Customer Service
    3.7 stars
  • Speed
    3.7 stars
  • Reliability
    3.4 stars

Based on 123 customer ratings since 2020-05-15 (Show all time ratings)

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Ratings are left by users of our speed test as well as by reviewers. Recent star ratings summarise the last 12 months of ratings or the last 100 ratings placed, whichever is largest.

199 Customer Reviews over 5 pages

  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Very poor customer service. They have cancelled two appointments. The call centre don’t care. Thought BT were bad but this company has shocking service and appalling attitude.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Kent
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    customer service is just a joke - beware- stay away - they have cancelled my account despite i told them not to - some random person made application on same address and they didn't ever bother to check. took weeks to revers mess.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Rotherhithe, London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    The installation engineers were forced to lay new cables which they did in parallel with my Sky TV cable. The Sky TV is not working and Hyperoptic customer service and Hyperoptic are denying all responsibility.
    Dont use a company that damaged your home and then denies all responsibility
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Manchester
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    When it works it quick, but on a twice weekly basis they take the network down for maintenance without telling you, CS are useless and rude. Constantly getting calls from their sales team to upsell
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I lost service for 9 weeks, their customer service is a total joke! You raise a ticket, wait 3 days being ignored, then get an email saying they are closing the ticket because of inactivity.

    Finally they replied, blaming me which was proven not to be the case. Then they went quiet again

    In the end I withheld payment, and got a series of aggressive emails saying they had suspended a non-existent service. Still no resolution, they make BT look good!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    really surprised to see such negative comments, but i can only assume it was whilst the company were still getting established. Phone support was great when inquiring about signing up, installation was quick and easy - guy was on time and called the day before to confirm, as well as text around an hour before arrival. Sweeped up his mess without needing to be asked.
    I'm only paying for the 100mB speed - get ~50 on average at peak time, 80Mb during the day. You'll never get the full speeds advertised, but soo much better than the other providers available in the area (have had 3 previous, some speeds were as little as 1mB!).
    So far so good - hope it continues.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Leeds
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    5 stars isnt enough. This service has been perfect in everyway. Express installation. 100% reliability: in 5 months not even one downtime. I am on 30Mbs package and I often get a few extra Mbs even at peak time believe it or not. I dont know any other provider who does this. Flexible contract can be based monthly for you to try without being tied down immediately to 12 months. Its just perfect in everyway you can think of
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    DISGUSTING COMPANY!
    Have had the 1gbit for over a year. In the beginning I was daily in contact with the tech support because I never got the speed I was paying for. After a lot of adjustments I reached a stable speed of 600-700 mbps and I could not be bothered to keep nagging them. The service was a bit jumpy in speeds throughout my period with them.

    What makes them stand out however, in sense of WHY YOU SHOULD STAY AWAY FROM HYPEROPTIC: their customerservice, treatment of customers and provided service. There are few places you can find a faster line, but IF you can I would pick anyone over hyperoptic! It's a bunch of eastern european scammers. Stick with you household names such as Virgin or I guess even BT and SKY are better than this ridiculousness!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Thank you very much for Colin George help to install my internet cable. He was very knowledgeable, being patient, clean and even he helped me with different idea. Really i appreciate hyperoptic company has such a nice man.
    I really recommend this company to others.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Sutton
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    Comments
    The most unreliable company I have experienced!
    They are cheating on the speed. They are always available at customer service but they lies with the information about the price. They are talking in the way to confused you and avoiding to sharing the real final price and what you will pay finally.
    Try to avoid them.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    orange place se16
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Installed Fibre Optic for all the Buildings In Orange place london se16. but left us out such a shame all those abseilers doing the installing looked very impressive on all the other buildings why cant you install it to the houses down the bottom over the street. you have failed to communicate with us and contact us letting us know what is happening
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Acton, London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Without doubt the worst company I have ever had to deal with (I'm 68 BTW). No warning on works when the internet drops so no internet, no phone, and no mobile (my signal comes through the router). Repetitive replies to emails. Been with them for 4 years and wish I had never bothered. Have just renewed contract, against my better judgement. They have taken off my free UK calls but are still charging me the same price per month. I am now on my 4th email to them but to no avail. As somebody else here mentioned, all the customer services staff I have dealt with have Eastern European names. Any company that hires almost exclusively eastern Europeans are obviously trying to do everything on the cheap.
    When I first started with Hyperoptic I had to send and receive over 40 emails just to get it up and running with a working phone. They even messed up my desire to keep my old BT number.
    Avoid! Avoid! Avoid!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Shockling bad customer service but more importantly extremely unrelaiable., constantly slower service despite subscribing to the faster service. It breaks down reqgularly It is also very expensive. Unfortunately my block Is a already committed to this service. I would avoid this company and go for a better more reliable brand name.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Brentford
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Hyperoptic are an enigma of a company, when it works, it's very good. When it doesn't it's terrible.

    Let me start with the installation. When the engineer arrived he told me he would only be able to install my socket within 10M of my front door. This is an issue for me, as the front door is nowhere near the living room where most of my connected devices are. That being said the speed of installation was quick and the guy was efficient and knowledgeable.

    When working, the internet is ok but there are some issues. For example the wireless speeds. I have never had above 32Mbps even an optimal distance form the router. I expect some degradation of performance over wifi but 68 Mbps? or, to put it another way: less then 2 thirds of the speed I am paying for! Due to my installation issues I get about 0.5 Mbps in my living room.
    Even connected wired straight out the back of the router I only get 82Mbps. This is much less than acceptable. It's basically an outright lie to say I'm receiving the 100Mbps service I am paying for. I'm not sure how they get away with this? Maybe no one has reported them to trading standards yet? I assume someone techy would give some excuses using words like "latency" and "load form other users" or some such. However when I was with BT (which is sadly unavailable in my new building) I was paying for an 80Mbps service. They were quite honest in saying I would never get that, but they did say they would monitor the line and make sure it never dropped below 70 and, hardwired, it never did once).

    The other issue is reliability. My connection drops constantly. This makes it impossible to watch anything over a streaming service or listen to a streaming music system.

    Customer service TRIED to help. IN that the very quickly investigated the issues I was having and they sent me a new router. However the router being the same poor quality as the old one I have exactly the same issues.

    I would recommend you stear clear of these guys. The bad outweighs the good
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Welwyn
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    For the last two months I am on their 1Gbps package. I am lucky enough to have the "fibre to premises" installation that Hyperopic did on a new development. first, their customer service is ace. They really try to support their clients and they don't have the inhuman-machine response or preselected responses like other providers. As much as i wanted to write a good review I am quite disappointed with their speed. I never managed to get more than half of the 1gbps even wired. Engineers visited and they could only do it with a raspberry pie that is meant to do speed tests. Their computers (wired) and phones (Wifi) didn't get even close to 400mbps. Their decision was that "the line is fine" i just need to test with other devices. Moreover, the reliability to the network is not that good. Sometimes I get 6-20Mpbs (on 2.4) and at the same place in non peak times I would get 3,4x times that. Good company, but they really need to sort out their speed, especially when my infrastructure is the best they can give.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Initially kept delaying installation, and now broadband is not as reliable.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Dreadful customer service, so far without hyperoptic broadband for a week now, had to buy a replacement service.

    I have never had a broadband provider as bad as this.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bristol - Airpint
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Really bad experience. Line drops constantly, forget downloading big files. Infantile customer service. I expalined that 10 other people in Airpoint building in bristol where on facebook group complaining about the same issues when all they could think of to say was to turn my computer on and off again. Complete cretins. Do not use.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Utterly ghastly. I’ve had this service for four months and I can’t wait for the 12 month contract to be over so I can move elsewhere. The speed is so painfully slow, I’m either getting back to back buffering or pixelated pictures. Watching tv is now a trial. I had an issue over the installation and found customer service very pleasant but useless so I’m afraid I’m not going to bother reporting this, especially after reading the reviews.

    So, if you’re thinking of trying Hyperoptic, please don’t. They’re a terrible company, the service is dreadful and customer service may as well not be there. Crooks.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Hyperoptic was in my building for some time before I took the leap of faith to give them a go. I checked a few review sites and read on their Twitter feed about a 30 day satisfaction promise so went ahead and ordered. It took a few mins, the longest part of the order process was me trying to work out if I wanted 20MB or 100MB speed! Anyway, I ordered, booked my install online and one of their engineers turned up a few days later. The install took about 45 mins, he cleaned up afterwards and left once I was online. O.M.G it's difficult to explain how fast the service is. I went for 100MB and am so glad. I can work, play and entertain without any issues - I did have some issue with the wifi but one call to customer service and I was sorted. The guys on the phone are, how can I put it? Geeks. They genuinely know how to help and are friendly too. My advice is to give them a go and make up your own mind and if you don't like it, cancel in 30 days. Thanks Hyperoptic!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I moved into a new build in August, Hyperoptic had made a huge song and dance about how good their service was and that it would be available any day now.

    At the end of August there was still no service available, but they kept saying it was only a week away, at the end of September they were still saying it was only a week away. Now in mid-October they have changed the service availability to "It won't be available this year, we expect it to go live between March and June 2020."

    So instead I've gone with BT Ultrafast (300Mbps), I signed up on Tuesday, the service went live today (Friday). Other providers were available as well, pretty much all apart from Virgin unfortunately (not a cabled area). So BT have managed in two days what Hyperoptic are unable to manage in three months and appear to need another nine months to do.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    I've had hyperoptic for years including at different locations in London. Have never had any issues at all and great customer service as well whom I've contacted a couple of times over the years to change packages. They even gave me an excellent new offer after my contract had expired which is much lower than what's published for new offers as well! Internet service and phone line both work very well, not had a single issue ever actually...
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Poplar
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Terrible broadband connection and terrible service.

    I'm on the 30 MB plan, and during long stretches of the day I am unable to open a simple text-based page on a browser.

    Customer service's only suggestion is to upgrade me to a higher priced plan.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Poplar
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Terrible broadband, terrible service. I'm on the 30mb plan, the internet is barely useable most evenings, I can't even load a basic text-based page.

    I contacted customer services and their only suggestion is for me to upgrade to a more expensive plan.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    london
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    This f'ing is awesome. i got the 150mbs pack for 27, i used to pay the same for bt but i would only get about 600k-1mb download, So oftened when i download a game, or update I would have to leave it on over night or i else i won't be able to do anything during the day. Not it takes me 20m to download 10gb! Its like going from dial-up to broadband again.

    Apart from this, I've had to contact customer service 3 times and each time they replied within a day, which was a surprise, nothing technical though, just asking when the install was, and changing the package, all sorted within a few hours.

    Having read the previous review about engineer not showing up i was a wee scared, but not issue, sent me a text at 8, showed up at 10, out the door by 11, on the net by 11.05. Really taken back by how smooth and easy it was.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Comments
    I have had Hyperoptic 100mb package for a week now and absolutely no problems at all to report. Speed tests carried out and achieving a steady download/upload speeds of 98.9 mbs wired, awesome stuff!! I Don't know whether some of the reviews on here are building specific, or there are other underlying issues in the configurations relating to the problems mentioned. Personally I only use wifi for phones and tablets so I can't comment on this but wifi is always flawed with interference in flat complexes. I changed my router though to channel No 6 on the router and I have no speed issues over wifi. We had some installation issues originally but a bit of patience and everything was sorted out . At the moment I have nothing but good things to say about the company and product installed.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    london
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Everything has been perfect, remeber reading a review about them not turning up for install, but for me they turned on right on time, 30min ish to install then i was online, 5 months on, speed has always been fast, never had a issue. Wish i can buy shares with these guys.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Appalling. I signed up for 100Mbs and got about 4. Customer service tried very hard to fob me off and I had to insist an engineer visited. Turned out they had connected us wrongly at another point in the building. Service is frequently dropping altogether, and is never anywhere near what they promised in terms of speed or reliability. I’d recommend it if you want to pay good money for a slow and unreliable service though, as they deliver on that. Just dreadful, I am sorry to report.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Manchester
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Works perfectly for me, router arrived within 2 days of signing up and instant activation via phone call. Just done a speed test and speed was 160mbs download & 170mbs upload (We're on the 150mb plan) so it's faster than advertised! All videos/ browsers and sports are instant with no buffering so definitely earned 5* from me!

    Ps - I would just go for the 150mbs plan as you don't need 1GB unless you're a family of super hardcore gamers.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Nottingham
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Overall cant complain. however fibre is costly compared with competition.

    Reliable connection that rarely drops (had to reboot router minimal number of times within 12 months).
    Customer services on the 2-3 times I dealt with them were very helpful when signing up and when troubleshooting smart TV connectivity issues. They even set up a different local network for me called TV with different settings to help make the smart TV functions work - turned out the range or reliability is just poor on Samsung smart TV's and needs a wired connection to avoid drops. (nothing to do with hyperoptic router or internet speed - I resolved issue with a powerline adapter)

    However I have just changed providers to Sky following an attractive black Friday deal which is maximized when bundling as many services together. Lets hope Sky relibaility is similar.

    (Note - City Centre location)
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Manchester
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    It took, to Hyperoptic 2 months to comission the line
    Therefore they cliam that the starting date was later than expecting so they couldn't issue the £50 voucher which was coming with the package.
    The service has been very average with dropping connection depending of the weather.
    And to leave they have been a nightmare.
    Only one regret, being patient and not cancel when waiting 2 months without internet for comissioning.

    The customer service prefer to blame you rather than help you out.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    I have been with hyperoptic for over 9 months now and I have to say they are probably the best provider I have ever been with.

    Installation was simple mainly due to everything already in place with the new building. Activating it took minutes and we were connected.

    Have not had any realisability issues and I regularly check the speeds and they are consistent even at peak times. I am on the 30mb package which is perfect for streaming and using two devices simultaneously.

    For the price and service they really are the best in my opinion.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Moved to Hyperoptic from SKY after our development was enabled to receive their service. Mindblowing... to go from a broadband experience which constantly fluctuated between the bearable and the terrible to grinning at <15ms ping gaming and consistent 75MB throughput wireless was just amazing. Unfortunately we've recently moved and werent able to take Hyperoptic with us. Im now stuck pondering between a return to SKY or BT and feels like Im returning to the stone age!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Lots of mixed reviews with I dont understand. I have been a customer 2 years now and have had no issues. Im on my second router now and get 170 Mbs in East London. Hyperoptic always reply to our emails (usually Petar or Zorica) within minutes and recently said they had a new offer where we upgraded to a new router and paid less per month !!! we are very happy customers .
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Nottingham NG1
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    My 100mb package delivers 17mb on average. When I've contacted them they say it's down to wireless issues and basically it's my fault - this is despite 2 devices are plugged in!
    I'm going back to a mainstream provider.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Sheffield
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    We had it for ten hours. Worked fine at the start. Then it didn't even come on. Called customers service team. They told us seven different things. Didn't even try to help. Just a big con. I cancelled my sky but I don't mind joining up again. We got 3.1 mpbs from sky but at least it works. Just stick to the providers you know these people are a joke. When I asked for help the guy said it's three of my devices. One I can understand but all three. Then tries to charge us £30 to come have a look when they set it up on the same day! HONESTLY just never again. I'd give it zero only thing good about it was the instalation thanks Andrew.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Southwark, London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Love the speed, HATE THE HARDWARE!

    I have been with Hyperoptic a month. I'm on the 100Mbps package.

    The installation was lightning quick, within a week, despite having run into problems at their first attempt (2 days after ordering). They sent round a senior engineer to resolve the issue. I was connected within an hour of the installation being completed.

    The speeds are consistently high (normally around 95Mbps download, 75Mpbs upload when tested on speedtest.net), and I'm not experiencing any service drop outs. It's noticeably faster than my previous BT connection.

    The only problem is the router provided. It is a single band router (2.4GHz only). Since Hyperoptic only services large developments, this means there will be lots of competition for bandwidth and wireless channels. As a consequence, despite having 100Mbps available when wired, wireless was only achieving 8-10Mbps in most areas of the flat. The BT router was much better in that respect.

    Luckily, I had another top of the line ASUS router in the cupboard. I ditched the Hyperoptic one and used my own. Now everything is fine.

    So, in summary, if you crave high speed wifi, then you will need your own dual band router.

    Also, make sure it is highly configurable, especially on the WAN port which you will need to configure manually. I can recommend the ASUS RT-AC68U, but that is a fairly expensive option at the moment.

    If you are always wired to your router, then this will not be a problem. The Hyperoptic router is 1GBPS when wired, so more than fast enough for home networking.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Birmingham
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    From order to picking install date, completely hassles free, I kept my old provider active (Sky) until it was all installed just in case .. was not needed as was all installed and active so easy ... so far service is fast ! i had 150mbs installed. biggest problem was the 56min wait on call to sky to cancel my old sky broadband
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I have contracted the package 30Mbs download & 1Mb upload about 6 months ago. It has worked well until August/September, more or less. I then started feeling that my connection was not so great as before (specially for upload). Coincidentally, I got an email by the end of August offering an upgrade to higher speeds for a small fee. I ignored and kept testing the connection speed at random times using the google online tool. A week ago, I contacted the company to ask what was going on since the upload speed has been persistently about 25%-30% slower than expected. After an initial helpful support that didn't solve the problem, I started getting non-sense responses to my inquiries claiming that it's normal to get speeds like these (30% less than agreed is normal??? with optical fibre...) because of interference from other wireless signals/routers and that I should consider to upgrade for a fee!! I want to highlight that I tested the connection using ethernet cable several times during the last 2 days and the only time it really worked at about 1Mbs was very very late at night.... In summary, the problem here is that first, the agreed speed is not being respected. Some variation is expected but 25-30% less is too much. Second, pushing to contract higher speed rather than solving the issue is at least disrespectful. Given my whole experience so far, I do not recommend this provider and I recommend to stick to those well-established in the market. Prices are a bit higher but you really get what you pay for. That's all I want, to get what I paid for, no more, no less.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Ealing
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    These people are a disgrace , terrible line and over charge constantly. It is much better to go elsewhere for your broadband

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