Posted: 17 February 2021

TalkTalk launches full fibre broadband in Milton Keynes

  • Investment in full fibre follows a huge rise in internet usage across the UK
  • Data consumption soared 39% across Milton Keynes in 2020**
  • Residents in Milton Keynes are now able to connect to TalkTalk’s new Future Fibre packages and save up to £380.05 vs BT, Sky, Virgin Media and EE*

Wednesday 17th February: Connectivity provider TalkTalk is ramping up its full fibre expansion programme, bringing its ultrafast packages with average top speeds of 506Mb/s to homes across Milton Keynes for the first time.

Internet usage on TalkTalk’s network soared by an average of 39% in Milton Keynes between December 2019 – December 2020**, bringing into sharp focus the growing need for fast, reliable and affordable connectivity. 4K UHD streaming, online gaming, broadcasting of live sports and mass working from home have contributed heavily to this exceptional rise in internet usage. And it shows no signs of slowing down as people across the county continue to live more digitally led lifestyles and grow their online businesses.

TalkTalk’s new unlimited ultrafast fibre packages – known as Fibre 150 and Fibre 500 – provide average download speeds up to 13 x faster than standard fibre*** and offer outstanding reliability with 100% full fibre directly into the home. Best of all, residents in Milton Keynes can now benefit from some of the most competitive full fibre packages available. Fibre 150 is only £32 a month and Fibre 500 just £40 a month, saving up to £380.05 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 the pandemic, so we’re thrilled that people across Milton Keynes can now benefit from the UK’s latest fibre technology thanks to our new Future Fibre packages.”  

The full fibre expansion in Milton Keynes is being undertaken in conjunction with CityFibre to deliver the latest broadband technology to customers.   

Jean Gowin, CityFibre’s City Manager for Milton Keynes, 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 Milton Keynes. 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 homes having access to fast and reliable digital connectivity in the future.”

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.

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NOTES TO EDITORS

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**Average data usage increase from December 2019 to December 2020 – data sourced from more than 700K TalkTalk consumer customers.

***TalkTalk’s Fibre 500 package delivers average download speeds of 506Mbs. TalkTalk’s Fibre 35 package delivers average download speeds of 38Mbs. 506/38=13.3.

About full fibre technology

Most fibre broadband services are a mix of both fibre and copper cables – fibre as far as the cabinet on the street near the home, and copper cables completing the journey as far as the home.

But Fibre to the Home (FTTH), also known as Fibre to the Premise (FTTP), replaces copper to the home with a full fibre connection.  That means the customer has a fibre connection from the exchange all the way to the home, leading to faster speeds. Full fibre is being rolled out nationwide. Busy homes can now enjoy a future-proofed, stable and reliable connection with enough speed to keep everyone online together.

TalkTalk’s Future Fibre packages

Fibre 150 – Lightning-fast speeds, outstanding reliability with 100% full fibre straight to the door.

  • Data only - 147 Mb/s Average download speed
  • Award winning Wi-Fi Hub
  • Expert install
  • Add up to 2 Wi-Fi Extenders
  • Fixed Price Plus - We’re guaranteeing long term peace of mind with no mid-contract broadband price rises for the entirety of your contract, plus the guarantee of no above inflation rises when out of contract.
  • £32/month on an 18-month contract + £4.95 P & P

Fibre 500 – Lightning-fast speeds, outstanding reliability with 100% full fibre straight to your door.

  • Data only - 506 Mb/s Average download speed
  • Award winning Wi-Fi Hub
  • Expert install
  • Add up to 2 Wi-Fi Extenders
  • Fixed Price Plus - We’re guaranteeing long term peace of mind with no mid-contract broadband price rises for the entirety of your contract, plus the guarantee of no above inflation rises when out of contract.
  • £40/month on an 18-month contract + £4.95 P & P