- Internet usage on TalkTalk’s network soared by an average of 39% in Scotland between January 2020 – April 2021*
- Many residents in Stirling are now able to connect to TalkTalk’s new Future Fibre packages and save up to £341.05 vs BT, Sky, Virgin Media, Vodafone & EE***
- Future Fibre is 45x faster than standard broadband and delivers outstanding reliability
16th June 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 Stirling, for the first time.
Internet usage on TalkTalk’s network soared by an average of 39% in Scotland between January 2020 – April 2021*highlighting the need for fast, reliable and affordable connectivity. There are no signs of this slowing down either, with many of us set to work from home until July 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 Stirling 100% full fibre directly into the home. Future Fibre is 45x 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 Stirling 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 £341.05 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 Stirling can now benefit from the UK’s latest fibre technology thanks to our new Future Fibre packages.”
The full fibre expansion across Stirling is being undertaken in conjunction with CityFibre and Openreach to deliver the latest broadband technology to customers.
Paul Wakefield, City Manager for Stirling at CityFibre, said: “Having recently completed our core Full Fibre build in Stirling – a £19m investment and our first completed Gigabit City in the UK - it is a pleasure to now welcome TalkTalk onto our network. This milestone offers even more choice for consumers for the residents of Stirling, when it comes to accessing state-of-the-art digital connectivity.”
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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*Average data usage increase from January 2020 – April 2021– data sourced from TalkTalk consumer customers.
**TalkTalk’s Fibre 500 package delivers average download speeds up to 506Mbs.