About TalkTalk fibre broadband
In this guide
- Top fibre deals from TalkTalk
- Why choose TalkTalk?
- What packages do they offer?
- What speeds do they offer?
- Installation and what to expect
- What else is available?
- Is TalkTalk available near me?
- Contacting TalkTalk
- Frequently asked questions
TalkTalk is one of the cheapest UK providers for fibre broadband, and has four different speeds to choose from. Here’s everything you need to know about TalkTalk fibre broadband - what’s on offer, whether the provider is right for you, and what to expect in terms of equipment, installation, optional extras, and more.
Top deals from TalkTalk this month
Here are the best TalkTalk fibre broadband deals currently on the market.
TalkTalk Fibre 65
£70 Reward Card£25 p/mZero one-off cost See Deal
- 67Mb average speed
- Unlimited usage
- PAYG calls
TalkTalk Fibre 35
£23 p/mZero one-off cost See Deal
- 38Mb average speed
- Unlimited usage
- PAYG calls
TalkTalk Fibre 65 TV
£29 p/mZero one-off cost See Deal
- 67Mb average speed
- 10 channels
- PAYG calls
Why choose TalkTalk?
If you’re looking for a superfast fibre broadband deal that won’t break the bank, TalkTalk is worth considering. Prices are some of the cheapest on the UK market, and the brand is committed to keeping packages simple, so you know exactly what you’re getting when you sign on the dotted line.
TalkTalk has many other selling points. Along with being a budget-friendly provider, the brand also includes unlimited downloads with all packages. It also throws in HomeSafe security software, blocking sites known to contain viruses and restricting access to adult material to keep youngsters safe online.
TalkTalk likes to keep it simple, and make it easy to include fibre broadband as part of a bundle with TV and phone. If you’re an existing TalkTalk customer, you can also easily upgrade your existing standard / ADSL or entry-level fibre broadband package to superfast fibre.
TalkTalk also regularly offers exclusive deals and special offers for new customers, so there’s always something extra to enjoy on top of the brand’s already reasonable rates and simple service.
As with any broadband provider, there are some downsides to signing up for a TalkTalk fibre broadband deal.
Crucially, TalkTalk fibre broadband is not yet available in all areas of the UK. Use our postcode checker to find out if you can get it where you live.
Installation for TalkTalk fibre broadband can be a little more complicated and costly than with other providers, as the connection is reliant on a TalkTalk phone connection. If your home doesn’t already have one of these, it will need to be installed by an engineer, which can be a hassle and incurs a fee.
TalkTalk also offers many of their deals with 18-month contracts, which can feel like a big commitment for many, and the brand scores worse on customer service than some of the UK’s other most popular providers.
As with any brand, whether or not TalkTalk is right for you depends on your personal needs and circumstances.
For the best idea of what the ISP has to offer, and what it’s really like being a TalkTalk fibre broadband customer, visit our provider review page.
How much is TalkTalk fibre broadband?
TalkTalk fibre broadband packages start from as little as £22 per month. Watch out additional charges, like installation costs, which may be payable upfront.
How long are TalkTalk contracts?
TalkTalk’s fibre broadband deals are all available with 18 month contracts.
What packages does TalkTalk offer?
Along with stand-alone broadband provision, TalkTalk offers several bundle deals that allow you to combine your fibre broadband with phone and TV services.
- Broadband (PAYG calls): All of TalkTalk deals come with PAYG calls as standard
- Broadband Unlimited UK Calls: You can add the unlimited calls boost and get unlimited calls to UK mobiles and landlines all day every day.
- International Max: If you make a lot of international calls, the international max call boost provides 1000 mobile and landline minutes to over 50 countries.
- TalkTalk TV: The brand’s basic TV package, TalkTalk TV, comes with over 70 channels and is available free with broadband.
- TalkTalk TV plus: Over 80 channels, 15 of which are in HD, and seven additional Sky channels, so you’ll never be short of something to watch.
What speeds does Talk Talk fibre offer?
TalkTalk offers four different fibre broadband packages, each with a different average download speed. The deal that’s right for you depends on the size of your household, and the type of thing you enjoy doing regularly online.
All of the brand’s fibre broadband deals come with unlimited usage, so you’ll never need to worry about running out of data.
- Fibre 35, for browsing and streaming essentials, with an average speed of 38Mbps.
- Fibre 65, for superfast streaming and gaming, with an average speed of 67Mbps.
- Fibre 150, ultrafast broadband for super busy homes, with an average speed of 145Mbps.
- Fibre 150 ‘data only’, with an average speed of 147Mbps.
What speed do I need for streaming?
If you live in a small or average sized household, and don’t use the internet for anything more intensive than browsing and online shopping, TalkTalk’s entry-level ‘Fibre 35’ package will meet your needs, with an average download speed of 38Mbps.
For streaming content in HD, downloading large files, or online gaming, you’re likely to need a faster fibre broadband deal - so reach for TalkTalk’s ‘Fibre 64’ package, with average speeds of up to 67Mbps.
For large, busy households, where everyone wants to be online at the same time doing a different thing, your safest bet is TalkTalk’s ‘Fibre 150’ deal, with ultrafast download speeds of up to 145mbps. With this package, multiple users can share a connection to watch HD and 4K TV, download large files, and play games online.
What speed do I need for gaming?
Any of TalkTalk’s fibre broadband packages fit the bill for online gaming, but we’d recommend opting for Fibre 64, with an average download speed of 67Mbps, or Fibre 150, with an average download speed of 145Mbps.
If you need more information about choosing the right broadband speed for your needs, our broadband speed guide can help.
Installation and what to expect
Switching to TalkTalk fibre broadband from another provider should be easy - simply choose your preferred package and extras and the brand will let your current supplier know about the move and make all necessary arrangements.
TalkTalk broadband usually takes around two weeks to set up.
If you don’t have a suitable phone line installed at your home (TalkTalk requires this to be their own brand, rather than a BT line) an engineer will need to visit to install one. This is a quick and simple process, though it’s important to check with your landlord if you rent your property, to make sure it’s okay to go ahead with the work.
Installing a TalkTalk phone line, for any of the brand’s fibre broadband deals, comes with a one-off fee of £60.
Your TalkTalk router will arrive in time for your landline installation appointment, and your engineer will set this up to get you connected. If you’ve ordered TalkTalk TV as part of your package, this will be installed at a separate appointment.
If your property already has a TalkTalk line installed, it’s usually possible for you to self-install your router, with support from customer services, if required.
For full information about installing broadband, check our provider installation guide.
What router will I get?
With any of TalkTalk’s fibre broadband packages, you’ll receive one of the brand’s powerful, award-winning WiFi Hub routers, optimised for the TalkTalk network to guarantee best performance.
With next-generation technology as standard, Talk Talk WiFi Hub routers are super stylish and smart enough to sort out their own updates and even self-diagnose any issues.
They’re also simple to set up - simply plug in, switch on, and you’re away!
TalkTalk’s Fibre 35 and Fibre 65 deals come with the WiFi Hub black, whilst the Fibre 150 and Fibre 150 ‘data only’ deals arrive with a WiFi Hub.
To find out more about TalkTalk’s routers, including technical specifications, visit the brand’s online guide.
What else is available from TalkTalk?
Along with their fast and affordable fibre broadband deals, TalkTalk offer a range of other services:
YouView on TalkTalk: TalkTalk’s YouView TV service has an easy-to-navigate interface and includes fun features like browsing by genre. It’s also packed with accessibility features like easy-to-access signed TV and audio descriptions, and a TV guide optimised for using screen reader apps. A standard YouView box comes with TalkTalk TV’s basic package. With TV plus, you’ll receive a YouView+ box that allows you to record the shows and films you don’t want to miss.
Deals and offers: TalkTalk often includes deals and special offers with its fibre broadband packages, including things like E-gift cards to shop at the likes of Amazon and Tesco, Love2Shop vouchers to spend in many different high-street shops and cafes, and even cashback deals - most often during Black Friday events.
TalkTalk Business broadband: TalkTalk offers flexible internet and phone plans that will grow and change with your business. Contact the brand to discuss your individual needs, to find the right deal for your
Is TalkTalk fibre broadband available near me?
TalkTalk fibre broadband is available in most, but not all areas of the UK. Our postcode checker will tell you which of TalkTalk’s fibre deals is available at your home address.
TalkTalk has been criticised for its customer service provision in recent years, but improvements have now taken place, and the brand boasts the shortest call waiting times in the industry (with an average duration of just 47 seconds).
To contact Customer Services at TalkTalk by phone, call 0870 444 182. The brand also has lots of online help guides on their website, and an online community, available 24/7. 365 days a year, where you can post help requests.
Frequently asked questions
How much is TalkTalk fibre?
TalkTalk fibre broadband packages in August 2021 start from just £23 per month. For the latest offers including Cable.co.uk exclusive deals with vouchers, see our main comparison on this page.
How fast is TalkTalk's fibre speeds?
TalkTalk offer different speeds and broadband packages to suit your needs:
- TalkTalk Fibre 35 – average speeds of 38Mbps with wide availability
- TalkTalk Fibre 65 – average speeds of 67Mbps with wide availability
- TalkTalk Fibre 150 – average speeds of 145Mbps with limited availability
See our TalkTalk fibre checker on this page to find out what's available in your area.
Does TalkTalk offer FTTP or FTTH?
TalkTalk does offer fibre to the premises or fibre to the home. But availability is limited. Use our TalkTalk fibre checker on this page to check speeds where you live.