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TalkTalk Launches 1Gbps Broadband Deal in Some Locations

Budget broadband provider TalkTalk has launched one of the cheapest 1Gbps broadband packages ever on the market, but unfortunately, it’s not available everywhere yet.

TalkTalk offers "Future Fibre" ultrafast broadband plans through Openreach and CityFibre’s full-fibre networks. However, until now speeds have been limited to 500Mbps—half of the download speeds that these networks are currently capable of.

ISPreview reports that TalkTalk has “quietly” launched a new “Fibre 1Gbps” in Openreach FTTP areas it covers. The offer isn’t being advertised yet but appears on TalkTalk’s availability checker if your property is eligible, suggesting an official launch is in the works.

You’ll pay £49 per month on an 18-month contract. This is already very competitive for gigabit broadband, and the price is also locked in for the length of that contract, shielding you from the inflation + 3.7% price hikes TalkTalk has scheduled for every April from 2022.

With that, you get average download speeds of 927Mbps and upload speeds of 91Mbps and the Amazon Eero 6 series mesh WiFi router, to beam WiFi into every corner of your house.

TalkTalk’s gigabit packages seem to be limited to some areas reached by Openreach’s full-fibre build and haven’t yet extended to CityFibre’s infrastructure, which TalkTalk also uses. 

TalkTalk’s Future Fibre also hasn’t covered either of those networks' full FTTP footprints so you may need to be patient. As a reminder, even if TalkTalk isn’t retailing gigabit plans in your neighbourhood, you may be able to get them from another provider.

Additionally, if you don’t need the absolute fastest package, TalkTalk is still offering a 500Mbps package for £40/month and 150Mbps for £32/month.

Meanwhile, TalkTalk rival Vodafone Broadband has made a play to become the UK’s largest ultrafast broadband retailer, inking deals with both BT's Openreach and CityFibre to sell plans over their entire networks by the spring.

Lauren Smith
Lauren Smith

Lauren Smith has worked as a journalist and copywriter for most of the last decade, covering technology, energy, and consumer rights, in the US and UK.

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