TalkTalk quietly unveils fibre add-on option

15 Dec 2010

British alternative fixed line and broadband provider TalkTalk is to offer its existing customers the option of boosting their downlink speeds to up to 40Mbps via BT’s fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) network from January 2011, ISPreview reports. TalkTalk has quietly unveiled a new add-on booster pack known as ‘Fibre Optic Broadband’ that for a monthly charge will allow its customers access to the higher speed connections. The ISP has also said that it will guarantee a minimum download speed of 15Mbps, but it has yet to confirm full pricing details, either for monthly charges or setup, while uplink speeds have also not been revealed. The decision to introduce fibre-based options by TalkTalk is not unexpected; as previously reported by CommsUpdate, in October 2010 TalkTalk’s chairman, Charles Dunstone, said his company was ‘ready’ to start using BT’s new high speed wholesale products, and was already ‘working on a commercial launch.’