Posted: 1 June 2021

TalkTalk launches full fibre broadband in Leicester

  • Internet usage on TalkTalk’s network increased by an average of 42% in Leicester between January 2020 – April 2021*
  • Many residents in Leicester 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

1st June 2021: Connectivity provider TalkTalk is continuing its full fibre expansion programme, bringing ultrafast packages with average top speeds of 506Mb/s** to homes across Leicester, for the first time.

Internet usage on TalkTalk’s network increased by an average of 42% in Leicester between January 2020 – April 2021*, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. This rise in data has been largely accelerated due to the pandemic, which highlighted the need for fast, reliable and affordable connectivity in the city.

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

Many residents in Leicester 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 Leicester can now benefit from the UK’s latest fibre technology thanks to our new Future Fibre packages.”  

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

James Cushing City Manager for CityFibre, 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 Leicester and surrounding areas. We have made amazing progress in bringing full fibre to the city and are seeing great local demand for state-of-the-art digital connectivity. We look forward to even more homes having access to fast and reliable digital connectivity in the future.”

Kasam Hussain, Openreach’s Regional Partnership Director for the Midlands, said: “We’re proud to be supporting TalkTalk with access to our network. Openreach is the UK’s largest broadband infrastructure provider with millions of households and businesses using our infrastructure every day. No-one else is building full fibre faster than us; 43,000 premises each week and we’ve just reached 4.6 million in total. Full fibre brings reliability, speed and a network that is future-proof for generations to come.

“There can be no doubt that faster broadband is hugely important for day-to-day life and recent research backs this up, with a projected £3.5 billion benefit to the East Midlands by connecting everyone to full fibre.”

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

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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.