Posted: 7 July 2021

TalkTalk launches full fibre in Harrogate

  • Internet usage on TalkTalk’s network soared by an average of 43% in Harrogate between January 2020 – April 2021*
  • Many residents in Harrogate 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 45 x faster than standard broadband and delivers outstanding reliability

Wednesday 7th July 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 Harrogate, for the first time.

Internet usage on TalkTalk’s network soared by an average of 43% in Harrogate between January 2020 – April 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 July and beyond. What’s more, with a summer of sports being broadcast across the UK, access to high-speed, dependable broadband will be 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 Harrogate 100% full fibre directly into the home. Future Fibre is 45 x faster and 5 x more reliable than standard broadband, which means it can effortlessly handle all your devices streaming, gaming and video-calling at once.

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

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

Kim Johnston, City Manager for CityFibre in Harrogate, said: “Our 46m investment in the Harrogate area has already provided residents and businesses with gigabit-capable connectivity and work is continuing to bring our Full Fibre network within reach of almost every home and business.

“We are pleased to welcome TalkTalk to our network, providing additional choice for residents who will be able the reap the benefits that state-of-the-art digital connectivity brings. As our Harrogate build progresses into new areas of the town over the next year, we look forward to even more homes having access to fast and reliable digital connectivity.”

Robert Thorburn, Openreach’s Regional Partnership Director for the North, 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; 42,000 premises each week and we’ve just reached 4.5 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 £3.8 billion benefit to Yorkshire and the Humber 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

*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.