What to expect in the first few days of broadband

If you've just got BT Broadband and have no connection, this may be because your service is not yet activated. In some cases it can take up to midnight on the day your services go live for your broadband to start working.

To find out your activation date check your welcome email or letter. Or track your order online >

After your BT Broadband has been turned on for the first time, it can take up to an hour or so to 'settle down'. During this settling in period you may experience an intermittent connection. This is caused by your BT exchange automatically trying out different speeds to find out the fastest stable speed that your particular line can support.

It's normal to have variations in speed and intermittent connection during the first few days your broadband is up and running. It doesn't mean there's anything wrong with your broadband. It happens because we run tests to make sure you get the best possible speeds and connection in the long term.

This process can take up to ten days. Please keep your BT Hub turned on all the time so we can keep working on the line and give you the best possible service.

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