TalkTalk offers a choice of three fibre broadband plans: Fibre 35, Fibre 65 and Fibre 150. Find out how the three plans compare.

In the UK, TalkTalk currently offers a choice of three fibre broadband plans: Fibre 35, Fibre 65 and Fibre 150. Prices currently start from £21 per month for Fibre 35, increasing to £29.95 per month for the Fibre 150 package.

In this article, we’ll compare TalkTalk’s fibre broadband plans including Fibre 35, Fibre 65 and Fibre 150. We’ll look at how the speeds and installation process differ across the three, before looking at the inclusive Wi-Fi Hub router and how to check the availability where you live. Finally, we’ll look at how you can switch your broadband service to TalkTalk.

Prices From: £21 per month
Contract Length: 18-24 months
Download Speed: 38Mbps (Fibre 35)
67Mbps (Fibre 65)
145Mbps (Fibre 150)
Upload Speed: 9Mbps (Fibre 35)
18Mbps (Fibre 65)
25Mbps (Fibre 150)
Router: TalkTalk Wi-Fi Hub Black (Fibre 35 & Fibre 65)
‘Award-winning’ Wi-Fi Hub (Fibre 150)
Coverage: 90%+ of UK homes (Fibre 35 & Fibre 65)
10%+ of UK homes (Fibre 150)

TalkTalk Fibre Broadband Plans

At present, TalkTalk currently offers a choice of three fibre broadband plans: Fibre 35 (with average download speeds of 38Mbps), Fibre 65 (with average download speeds of 67Mbps) and Fibre 150 (with average download speeds of 145Mbps).

The following table shows a side-by-side comparison of the three plans:

Fibre 35 Fibre 65 Fibre 150
Monthly Price: £21 per month £23 per month £29.95 per month
No. of devices (recommended): 3-5 devices 5+ devices 10+ devices
Download Speed: 38Mbps average download 67Mbps average download 145Mbps average download
Upload Speed: 9Mbps average upload 18Mbps average upload 25Mbps average upload
Installation: Self-setup Self-setup Engineer visit required
Inclusive Features
Phone Line: Yes Yes Yes
HomeSafe Web Filter: Yes Yes Yes
SuperSafe Anti-Virus: No No Yes
Technology
Technology: FTTC (fibre-to-the-cabinet) FTTC (fibre-to-the-cabinet) G.fast (hybrid fibre)
Router: Wi-Fi Hub Black Wi-Fi Hub Black ‘Award-winning’ Wi-Fi Hub
Availability: Over 90% of UK homes
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Over 90% of UK homes
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Approx 10% of UK homes
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In addition to the above plans, TalkTalk also offers Fast Broadband (ADSL) for customers who are unable to get fibre broadband in their home.

Alternatively, homes that have a full fibre (FTTP) connection can get TalkTalk’s Future Fibre or Ultra Fibre Optic full fibre plans.

Fibre 35

TalkTalk’s cheapest fibre broadband plan is called Fibre 35. Currently available for £21 per month, TalkTalk recommends it for customers who use 3-5 devices at the same time.

On Fibre 35, you can access an average download speed of 38Mbps and an average upload speed of 9Mbps. The exact speeds, however, will vary depending on your location so you should get a personalised estimate of your speeds from the TalkTalk website.

ServiceAverage SpeedContract LengthUpfront PriceMonthly Price
TalkTalk
Fibre 35
38Mbps download18 month contract£0£21/month

See all TalkTalk Fibre 35 deals →

The Fibre 35 plan comes with TalkTalk’s 30-day Great Connection Guarantee, allowing you to cancel your service without penalty in the first 30 days if you’re not happy with the connection. You’ll also get TalkTalk’s Wi-Fi Hub Black included along with their HomeSafe content filter for the web.

If you like, you can also normally add TalkTalk TV to your Fibre 35 broadband plan for around £2 per month more. This will allow you to pause and rewind live television and also watch on-demand content from BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, All4 and more. You can also access content from Netflix, Prime Video and NOW TV with an additional subscription to these services.

If you previously joined TalkTalk before November 2020, the Fibre 35 plan would have been known as Faster Fibre.

Most UK homes should now be able to get Fibre 35 from TalkTalk. However, if you’re living at an address without access to fibre broadband, you might be offered TalkTalk’s Fast Broadband service instead, which uses ADSL technology to give average download speeds of 11Mbps.

Fibre 65

For customers wanting faster download speeds, TalkTalk offers a Fibre 65 broadband plan. This is currently available for £23 per month, with TalkTalk saying it’s perfect for homes with more than 5 devices and for super-smooth 4K ultra-HD streaming.

On Fibre 65, the average download speed available is 67Mbps and the average upload speed available is 18Mbps. However, the speeds will vary based on location so you should get a personalised estimate from TalkTalk’s website.

ServiceAverage SpeedContract LengthUpfront PriceMonthly Price
TalkTalk
Fibre 65
67Mbps download18 month contract£0£23/month

See all TalkTalk Fibre 65 deals →

Aside from the faster download speeds, the Fibre 65 plan is almost identical to Fibre 35. You’ll still get the 30-day Great Connection Guarantee as well as TalkTalk’s Wi-Fi Hub Black router. You’ll also get the HomeSafe web filter, and there’s the option to add TalkTalk TV for around £2/month more.

Prior to November 2020, the Fibre 65 plan was known as Superfast Fibre.

Fibre 150

For customers wanting even faster download speeds, TalkTalk offers the Fibre 150 service (also known as Faster 150 Fibre). It’s only available in around 10% of UK homes as it uses a technology called G.fast that is only available in selected locations. If you’re lucky enough to live in an area with G.fast coverage, you can get Fibre 150 for £29.95 per month.

Customers signing up to Fibre 150 will benefit from an average download speed of 145Mbps. TalkTalk says this is perfect for “super busy households” as it can handle more than 10 devices streaming at the same time. You’ll also get an average upload speed of 25Mbps on the service.

ServiceAverage SpeedContract LengthUpfront PriceMonthly Price
TalkTalk
Fibre 150
145Mbps download18 month contract£0£29.95/month

See all TalkTalk Fibre 150 deals →

Because it uses G.fast hybrid fibre technology, the setup process for Fibre 150 does require an engineer visit. This is different from Fibre 35 and Fibre 65, both of which you can normally set up by yourself.

In addition to the faster speeds available, you’ll also get TalkTalk’s ‘SuperSafe Security’ solution included with Fibre 150. This is anti-virus software provided by F-Secure that you can use on PC, Mac, Android and iOS devices. This is on top of the HomeSafe web filter which is also included on Fibre 35 and Fibre 65.

On Fibre 150, you’ll also get the ‘award-winning Wi-Fi Hub’ from TalkTalk. Technically speaking, this is the same hub as the regular Wi-Fi Hub Black but it looks a little bit nicer which is handy if you’re putting it in your living room.

TalkTalk TV can also be added to Fibre 150 for around £2/month extra.

Other Fibre Broadband Plans

In certain areas with a full fibre connection, TalkTalk also offers one of the following full fibre (FTTP) plans:

Full Fibre Plans on Openreach: Fibre 150 Data Only and Fibre 500 Data Only

If you’re living at an address that’s connected to the Openreach full fibre network, you can get TalkTalk’s Future Fibre service from £32 per month.

At present, you can choose from the Fibre 150 Data Only service or the Fibre 500 Data Only service as follows:

ServiceAverage SpeedContract LengthUpfront PriceMonthly Price
TalkTalk
Future Fibre 150
150Mbps download24 month contract£0£32/month
TalkTalk
Future Fibre 500
500Mbps download24 month contract£0£40/month

This full fibre service doesn’t include a phone line so you’ll need to use something else to make your phone calls (e.g. a mobile phone or an internet-based solution).

Full Fibre Plans in York: Ultra Fibre Optic

If you’re living in York or parts of Dewsbury, you can get TalkTalk’s Ultra Fibre Optic (UFO) service. This gives you full fibre broadband for only £36/month, with average download speeds and upload speeds of 900Mbps.

ServiceAverage SpeedContract LengthUpfront PriceMonthly Price
TalkTalk
Ultra Fibre Optic
900Mbps download24 month contract£0£36/month

For more information, read our in-depth guide to TalkTalk’s full fibre broadband plans.

TalkTalk Fibre Broadband Speeds

The following table shows the average download speeds and upload speeds you can expect on TalkTalk’s fibre broadband service in the UK:

TalkTalk Broadband Plan Average Download Speed Average Upload Speed
Fast Broadband† 11Mbps 1Mbps
Fibre 35 38Mbps 9Mbps
Fibre 65 67Mbps 18Mbps
Fibre 150 145Mbps 25Mbps
Fibre 150 Data Only 150Mbps 30Mbps
Fibre 500 Data Only 500Mbps 75Mbps
Ultra Fibre Optic 900Mbps 900Mbps

† Fast Broadband is an ADSL broadband service, using copper rather than a fibre optic connection.

According to TalkTalk, most of their customers currently choose Fibre 65.

The average speeds quoted by TalkTalk are a national average, based on what 50% of customers are able to get during peak hours (between 8pm and 10pm). For a more accurate figure, you should get a personalised estimate for your address by entering your postcode on the TalkTalk website.

TalkTalk Wi-Fi Hub Router

When you sign up to fibre broadband from TalkTalk, you’ll be given a free Wi-Fi Hub to use with the service. This produces a Wi-Fi network that your other devices can connect to and also provides 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports, allowing you to connect wired devices to your network.

At present, TalkTalk advertises two different routers. There’s the Wi-Fi Hub Black which is available on Fibre 35 and Fibre 65, and the ‘award-winning Wi-Fi Hub’ which is available on Fibre 150. In reality, both Wi-Fi Hubs are the same from a technical perspective: they just differ very slightly in the cosmetic appearance (the latter has a grill on the front of the router, through which a red/brown copper plate is visible).

Aside from that, both devices offer dual-band Wi-Fi 5 technology (including 802.11ac Wave 2). There are 7 built-in antenna to optimise the performance of your network, giving 3×3 MIMO at 2.4GHz and 4×4 MIMO at 5GHz.

The following table shows a side-by-side comparison of the two hubs:

Wi-Fi Hub Black ‘Award-winning Wi-Fi Hub’
Availability
TalkTalk Plans: Fibre 35
Fibre 65
Fibre 150
Connectivity
Dual-Band Wi-Fi: Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Connectivity: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Wi-Fi Speed: Up to 1,950Mbps total Up to 1,950Mbps total
2.4GHz Wi-Fi: 3×3 MIMO (up to 217Mbps) 3×3 MIMO (up to 217Mbps)
5GHz Wi-Fi 4×4 MIMO (up to 1,733Mbps) 4×4 MIMO (up to 1,733Mbps)
Ethernet: 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports
Phone: 1 RJ11 phone port 1 RJ11 phone port
USB ports: No No
Other: WPA2 / WPA / WEP security
Built-in firewall
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) enabled
WPA2 / WPA / WEP security
Built-in firewall
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) enabled
Other
Model: Sagemcom Fast 5364 Sagemcom Fast 5364
Awards: Wi-Fi Now 2019: Best In-Home Wi-Fi
Colour: Black Black with copper plate
Dimensions: 26 x 17 x 5 cm 26 x 17 x 5 cm
More Information: TalkTalk Website TalkTalk Website

If you’re signing up to TalkTalk’s Fast Broadband (ADSL) service, you’ll receive TalkTalk’s older Super Router instead (the Huawei HG633). This still supports dual-band Wi-Fi technology but with slower maximum speeds than on the Wi-Fi Hub. The 4 Ethernet sockets are also restricted to a maximum speed of 100Mbps.

Coverage & Availability

In the UK, TalkTalk’s home broadband service is available in almost every home, with fibre broadband available in more than 90% of homes.

The Fibre 35 and Fibre 65 plans are the most widely available, with more than 90% of homes able to get it. Meanwhile, TalkTalk’s Fibre 150 uses a newer technology called G.fast hybrid fibre which is currently only available in around 10% of UK homes.

TalkTalk’s fibre broadband service is normally delivered through the Openreach network, so relies on a phone line coming in to your property. You can check the availability of the fibre broadband plans by entering your postcode on TalkTalk’s availability checker:

Check TalkTalk Broadband Coverage →

If you’re using UltraFibreOptic (UFO), this will be delivered through the FibreNation network instead of the Openreach network. This was previously owned by TalkTalk but is now a part of the CityFibre group.

Switching to TalkTalk

It’s easy switching your broadband provider to TalkTalk, regardless of your current internet provider.

You should start by signing up for your new fibre broadband service on the TalkTalk website. Be sure to provide them with your current landline phone number if you’d like to transfer it over to TalkTalk. TalkTalk will give you a switchover date for the service after you sign up.

In advance of your new service going live, you’ll be sent your new TalkTalk Wi-Fi Hub through the post. On the day your new service goes live, you’ll need to replace your existing router with the new Wi-Fi Hub from TalkTalk.

For most providers, there’s no need to manually cancel your old broadband service as TalkTalk will contact your old provider to do this for you automatically. However, if you’re switching from Virgin Media, you’ll still need to contact them to manually cancel your old service.

For step-by-step instructions on how to switch to TalkTalk, please select your current broadband provider below:

Switch to TalkTalk Broadband
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You can also read our full guide to switching home broadband provider.

More Information

For more information about TalkTalk’s fibre broadband plans, please see their official website.

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  • I have recently renewed my contract with Talk Talk for another 18 months for ADSL broadband. Talk Talk have kindly sent me a new router (Black Hub) free of charge for being a long standing customer, which I am very pleased with as I was using the old router with 5 lights flashing down the right hand side, this new one is much better and it was easy to fit.
    What I would like to know is that I am thinking of going on fast fibre broadband in the near future, so could you tell me if this new router (HUB BLACK) will be ok for the faster broadband (38 mpm) the other details I have of the hub are as follows DG 8041 W.
    I don’t fancy having to fit a new hub if this one will be alright, been with Talk Talk since the One Tel Days and have had not problems. Thanks for you anticipated reply. Alan Ogden

  • Appalling customer service from TalkTalk, very hard to get anything fixed. If it goes wrong it really goes wrong. Combining TalkTalk and BT Openreach is truly a disaster waiting to happen for its customers. Eight weeks to repair a line fault and many hours chasing customer services only to get the complete runaround. Even when it was fixed TalkTalk own diagnostics said the connection was poor. Avoid at all costs, it is cheap but so is the service.

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