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TalkTalk fibre broadband

Why choose TalkTalk fibre optic broadband?

  • Up to 10x faster speeds
  • Brand new Wifi Hub
  • Totally unlimited fibre broadband
  • 24/7 UK based customer support
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TalkTalk:Faster Fibre

£22.50 p/m for 18 months
Free setup costs, 18 month contract

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About TalkTalk fibre broadband

Want a superfast package that won’t break the bank? TalkTalk ( may be the provider for you. It’s one of the cheapest in the UK, and committed to offering affordable and simple packages.

As well as phone, TV, and standard internet, it also offers superfast fibre broadband - and it comes with blistering speeds some good features, like unlimited downloads.

What can I get from TalkTalk fibre?

If it’s speedy fibre broadband you’re looking for, TalkTalk has three kinds to offer you:

  • Faster Fibre - 36Mb average speeds
  • Faster Fibre - with average speeds of 63Mb
  • Ultrafast Fibre Broadband - Faster 150 Fibre plan (average download speeds of 140Mb and 25Mb upload); Faster 300 Fibre plan (average download speeds of 290Mb and 40Mb upload)

All three include unlimited downloads, so you can surf, play, and download as much as you want without worrying about usage caps.

HomeSafe network security is included as standard too, so you can block sites known to contain viruses or adult sites you don’t want the kids to see. As it’s network-level, it applies to all devices that connect to your line, from laptops to tablets to phones.

Since the broadband connection relies on a TalkTalk phone line, you’ll get that too, with free calls to other TalkTalk customers and the option to upgrade

You can even get your internet and phone as part of a bundle with TV as well - or if you already have a TalkTalk package, you can upgrade it to include fibre whenever you want. TalkTalk TV uses YouView, with on-demand shows delivered over the web, and fibre optic broadband’s perfect for this - faster speeds give you a smoother, more consistent experience.

TalkTalk broadband and phone can both have ‘boosts’ added on as well, such as the International Calls Boost, or the Super Safe Boost, which gives you antivirus software for an even more secure internet connection.

To find out which deals are available in your area, use our postcode checker to see what your options are.

What’s good about TalkTalk fibre?

  • Superfast average speeds - 36Mb or 63Mb depending on package
  • Specialises in being affordable, and is one of the cheapest broadband providers in the UK
  • HomeSafe security included with all broadband packages, which blocks sites known to contain viruses and restricts access to adult material you don’t want the kids to see
  • Unlimited downloads with all packages
  • WiFi Hub - developed specifically to work best with the TalkTalk network; tailors speeds based on specific device
  • Can include fibre broadband as part of a bundle with TV and phone
  • Can upgrade your existing package to include fibre if you’re already with TalkTalk
  • Special offers and exclusive deals are often available

What’s bad about TalkTalk fibre?

  • Not available everywhere - use our postcode checker to see if you can get fibre where you are
  • TalkTalk broadband relies on a TalkTalk phone line which may need to be installed, which can be a bit of a hassle and incurs an extra fee
  • Faster speeds are available from other providers, such as Virgin Media and Hyperoptic
  • Long contracts - 18 months is the shortest contract available
  • Weaker customer service compared to other providers, according to Ofcom’s figures last year

How does it compare?

TalkTalk fibre has similar speeds to the likes of BT Superfast Fibre (formerly known as BT Infinity), usually at a much more affordable price - although it favours simplicity, so you’ll find a wider range of options from BT when it comes to broadband deals. Their TV packages aren’t too different, however, especially as both use YouView, but with TalkTalk you’ll have more flexibility in the form of Boosts. Read more: BT vs TalkTalk

It’s a similar deal with Sky fibre as well - TalkTalk is cheaper but with fewer options and a lot less TV. There’s more in the way of extras from Sky too, like free access to public Wi-Fi hotspots.

Virgin Media fibre is less widely available, since it runs on its own cable network, but offers higher average speeds - its fastest fibre package has average download speeds of 362Mb. You’ll also get better tech in your router. And again, TV bundles are more comprehensive from Virgin Media.

Broadband from Plusnet is fairly similar to TalkTalk’s in terms of price, download speeds, and the simplicity of its packages. The key difference comes in its bundling options: TalkTalk offers more in the way of TV, and it has mobile deals under its belt as well. Read more: TalkTalk vs Plusnet

For more info and the complete lowdown on what we think, take a look at our full TalkTalk broadband review.

What else does TalkTalk do?

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I switch broadband provider?

    The process of changing your broadband provider is actually pretty straightforward. First, you put your postcode into our impartial comparison tool. We’ll display the broadband, phone and TV deals available where you live, and then you can use our search filters to narrow down the options and find the perfect package for your household. Finally, you sign up with your new provider online. They’ll contact your existing provider and take care of everything else for you (unless you're switching to or from Virgin Media).

    The actual switch should be virtually seamless, and in the vast majority of cases it is. Your new broadband provider will send you all the stuff you need to get set up, like a new wireless router and/or TV set-top box.

    For more info, see our guide: How to switch broadband

  2. Do I need fibre optic broadband?

    Fibre optic broadband is much faster and much more reliable than broadband through the phone line, but it’s not essential for everyone. If you just want to browse the web, check email, Facebook, Twitter etc, you’ll be fine with standard broadband through the phone line.

    However, if you stream a lot of video, download music, films and games, and other such activities, you will likely find a fibre connection hugely beneficial.

    It’s also a boon for large households, especially ones with lots of gadgets like smartphones, tablets, and computers connected up most of the time. The more people using a connection, the slower it will be, so if you have a big family where lots of people want to connect to the web at the same time, for example, a fibre connection will ensure everyone can get a good experience.

  3. How do I get fibre broadband?

    Exactly the same way you'd get regular broadband. Put your postcode into our comparison tool to see what’s available where you live:

    Fibre optic broadband

    You’ll need an active phone line for the majority of fibre services, such as BT Infinity, as they’re delivered through that.

    The main exception is Virgin Media, which doesn't require a phone line because it uses a separate network. Once you've found a package that ticks all the boxes, click through to the provider’s website and sign up. Then it won’t be long before you’re all set up.

  4. How long does it take to switch to fibre?
    It varies between providers, but usually within a couple of weeks from when you place the order. It can be much quicker, or it can be slightly longer, depending on whether you need an engineer to visit you. Your new provider will give you a more accurate idea of how long the switching process will take.
  5. Can I get broadband without a phone line?
    Cable giant Virgin Media is the only major UK provider to offer broadband without a telephone line. Its fibre optic network is completely separate from the copper phone wire network that ordinarily connects you to the web. Aside from this, the only alternative is to use mobile broadband instead - then you have no requirement for a landline. But, if your internet use is anything other than particularly light, this might just prove to be too slow or too restrictive to need your needs.

    See broadband-only deals here
  6. Can I keep my email address if I change provider?
    This depends entirely on who your current provider is. If your email address is from BT, Sky, TalkTalk, Virgin Media, or Plusnet, you'll still have access to your emails at least temporarily - but we'd suggest changing over to a free service like Gmail or Outlook so you don't need to worry about losing all your emails just for switching broadband. See our guide for more info.
  7. Can I keep my phone number if I switch provider?

    Yes, you can normally keep your existing number if you switch from one provider to another. However if you're a cable customer or need a new line, you may need to get a new one.

    For everything you need to know, see our guide: Can I keep my phone number?

  8. Why can’t I get fibre optic broadband?
    Superfast fibre optic broadband is slowly making its way across the UK as part of a nationwide roll-out part sponsored by the government. Currently, around 90% of the country has access. You can use our postcode checker to see whether fibre optic broadband’s reached your area yet. That's the most likely reason why it's not available to you, but it could also be due to living in a rural area, in an awkwardly-placed property, or just too far away from a street cabinet.