Posted: 5 May 2021

TalkTalk launches full fibre broadband in Inverness

  • Internet usage on TalkTalk’s network soared by an average of 23% in Inverness between March 2020 – March 2021*
  • Many residents in Inverness are now able to connect to TalkTalk’s new Future Fibre packages and save up to £460.05 vs BT, Sky, Virgin Media, Vodafone & EE***
  • Future Fibre is 45x faster than standard broadband and delivers outstanding reliability

5th May 2021: Connectivity provider TalkTalk is ramping up its full fibre expansion programme, bringing ultrafast packages with average top speeds of 506Mb/s** to homes across Inverness, for the first time.

Internet usage on TalkTalk’s network soared by an average of 23% in Inverness between March 2020 – March 2021* highlighting the need for fast, reliable and affordable connectivity in the town. There are no signs of this slowing down either, with many of us set to work from home until June and beyond. What’s more, with a summer of sports due to be broadcast, access to high-speed, dependable broadband will be an essential for many.

TalkTalk’s new Future Fibre packages – known as Fibre 150 and Fibre 500 – use the UK's latest fibre technology to bring residents in Inverness 100% full fibre directly into the home. Future Fibre is 45 x faster than standard broadband and incredibly reliable, which means it can effortlessly handle all your devices streaming, gaming and video-calling at once.

Many residents in Inverness can now benefit from some of the most competitive full fibre packages available. Fibre 150 is only £32 a month and Fibre 500 just £35 a month, saving up to £460.05 vs other major broadband providers***.

Jonathan Kini, Managing Director of TalkTalk Direct Business and Consumer, said: “We believe fast, affordable, full fibre broadband should be accessible to all. This has been brought into even sharper focus by culture changes resulting from the pandemic. We’re thrilled that people across Inverness can now benefit from the UK’s latest fibre technology thanks to our new Future Fibre packages.”  

The full fibre expansion across Inverness is being undertaken in conjunction with CityFibre and Openreach to deliver the latest broadband technology to customers.

Allan McEwan, City Manager for CityFibre in Inverness, said: “We are delighted to be working with TalkTalk to offer people the opportunity to access the full fibre network we have been building in Inverness. We have made real strides in bringing state-of-the-art digital connectivity to homes since beginning our build and look forward to even more of the local community having access to fast and reliable digital connectivity in the near future. We have committed at least £14.5m of private investment to Inverness and anticipate our citywide roll-out will be largely complete by early 2022.”

Robert Thorburn, Openreach’s Partnership Director for Scotland, said: “We’re proud to be supporting TalkTalk with access to our network. Openreach is Scotland’s largest broadband infrastructure provider, keeping millions of households and businesses connected every day. Faster broadband is hugely important for day-to-day life and demand has never been greater.”

Residents who want to know whether they can access TalkTalk’s Future Fibre plans simply need to enter their postcode at: talktalk.co.uk/futurefibre where they will be able to call to sign up to a plan or register interest as the phased roll out continues.

For more insights into the UK’s online habits visit TalkTalk’s quarterly Internet Insights report.

 

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NOTES TO EDITORS

*Average data usage increase from March 2020 to March 2021 – data sourced from TalkTalk consumer customers.

**TalkTalk’s Fibre 500 package delivers average download speeds up to 506Mbs.