All about TalkTalk fibre broadband deals
TalkTalk is one of the most popular providers in the UK. Available in most areas, TalkTalk is supplied through both Openreach and CityFibre networks.
TalkTalk offers a wide choice of broadband packages, from basic options using a traditional phone line (ADSL) through to Ultrafast, full fibre deals.
Can I get TalkTalk fibre broadband in my area?
Thanks to the BT Openreach broadband network, there's a strong chance you can get TalkTalk fibre in your area. After all, over 95% of the UK is connected to the Openreach network.
To find out if you can subscribe to a TalkTalk broadband package, try your address in the box below:
TalkTalk fibre broadband checker
What is Openreach?
Openreach is the company that maintains the former British Telecom Network used for the majority of broadband and phone services. If a repair or installation is required, it’s Openreach who will send an engineer, not your provider.
More than 650 service providers using the Openreach network. That’s the majority of the UK’s broadband providers. This includes Sky, TalkTalk and BT. The exception to this is Virgin Media - it uses its own, separate cable network.
How do I get TalkTalk Fibre?
TalkTalk fibre contracts are 18 months long. The packages have free, unlimited weekday and weekend calls as an optional extra. There's also an option to add on international calls.
There aren't any upfront costs with TalkTalk. It also offers a 30-day 'Great Connection Guarantee', so new customers are free to leave if they're not happy with their new connection.
Already subscribed to another internet service provider? If you're still in the original contract period, you'll likely have to pay an exit fee to switch to TalkTalk. Make sure you know how to switch your broadband package before you start the cancelling process.
What fibre broadband packages does TalkTalk offer?
TalkTalk offers a few fibre broadband packages to choose from. All of these include a free Wi-Fi router. We have more information on this in our TalkTalk router round-up.
ADSL stands for ‘Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line’. It’s broadband technology that allows the transfer data across regular telephone lines. You can make calls at the same time as being connected to the internet.
An ADSL line will, at minimum, allow for a broadband connection of up to 8Mb. These days, that’s pretty slow and won’t allow you to do much other than emailing or basic web searches.
ADSL2+ is now available at nearly all exchanges across the UK with slightly faster data transfer rates of around 10-11Mb.
Here are your TalkTalk fibre broadband options:
TalkTalk Fibre 35
Typically available for under £30 a month, there's little point in signing up for TalkTalk's basic broadband package when this fibre option's just a few pounds more. And it offers around three times the average speed!
TalkTalk Fibre 65
Still under the £30 budget, the TalkTalk Fibre 65 broadband package is six times faster than the standard (ADSL) option.
TalkTalk Full Fibre 65
Full Fibre 65 is a full fibre service. It has an average download speed of 77Mb, but the availability of this option is limited. If it's available in your area, our postcode checker will tell you. Prices vary depending on your location, but you should be able to snap this up for under £30 a month on an 18-month contract.
TalkTalk Full Fibre 150
TalkTalk Fibre 150 delivers an incredible average speed of 152Mb. And despite being more than twice as fast as Fibre 65, it doesn't cost much more.
TalkTalk Full Fibre 500
Offering speeds average 525Mb, TalkTalk Full Fibre 500 offers enough bandwidth to cope with the most demanding tasks.
TalkTalk Full Fibre 900
The quickest TalkTalk fibre service has an average download speed of 944Mb. It comes bundled with a Total Home Wi-Fi mesh system to improve your Wi-Fi coverage.
Is TalkTalk fibre broadband any good?
With so many competing ISPs providing fibre broadband, why would you sign up to TalkTalk?
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Find out more details about TalkTalk broadband in our full review.
TalkTalk fibre vs BT, EE, Sky, and Virgin Media
TalkTalk offers similar speeds to other Openreach network providers. However, the price is what sets it apart. TalkTalk offers some of the cheapest fibre broadband deals you'll find anywhere.
Is TalkTalk fibre internet right for me?
Which of these fibre broadband packages is right for you? Do you even need fibre internet?
Tasks such as basic browsing, email, and shopping won't need the high speeds of fibre broadband. If this is all you do online, you should be fine with the cheapest option.
Similarly, if you're in one of those remote rural areas that fibre broadband hasn't yet reached, the basic option might be all you can use.
We think it's worth spending a bit more money to get a faster TalkTalk deal if:
- You're a gamer. Fast fibre optic broadband lets you download the latest releases in far less time than ADSL broadband. Fibre is also a must if you stream on Twitch or YouTube, or host multiplayer matches. Check out our guide to gaming broadband for more information on this.
- You love to stream video. High definition Netflix and Amazon Video streams are a lot smoother with a superfast fibre connection.
- You have a busy shared home. The more people sharing your connection, the greater the speed you'll need. Fibre optic can cope with the demands of busy shared and family homes.
TalkTalk's fibre broadband packages are available to most of the UK in some shape or form. However, for around half of properties, you may be limited to upper speeds of around 65Mb. To get faster, your home will need to have access to a full fibre network.
TalkTalk supplies its services using either an Openreach or CityFibre network. If you've typed your address into our deals checker, but you aren't seeing anything faster than TalkTalk Fibre 65, you may want to register on both these network checker sites. This way, you'll be notified when you're next in line to get an upgrade to a full fibre network: