TalkTalk offers Fibre 150 broadband with an average speed of 145Mbps. Plans start from £32/month.

In the UK, TalkTalk now offers Fibre 150 broadband, a faster alternative to their regular fibre broadband plans. Fibre 150 offers average download speeds of 145Mbps to 147Mbps and is powered by either G.fast technology (hybrid fibre) or FTTP (full fibre broadband).

At present, you can get Fibre 150 on TalkTalk’s website through this link for a price of £32/month. In addition, TalkTalk also offers a Fibre 500 price plan in homes with access to the Openreach FTTP network and an Ultra Fibre Optic price plan to customers on the FibreNation network in York and parts of Dewsbury.

In this article, we’ll review TalkTalk’s G.fast and full fibre broadband plans in the UK, including Fibre 150, Fibre 500 and Ultra Fibre Optic. We’ll start by comparing the plans available, the download speeds you can get on each plan and how to check the availability. We’ll also compare TalkTalk’s full fibre plans to alternatives that are available from other providers.

Prices From: £27.50 per month
Contract Length: 24 months
Download Speed: 145Mbps (Fibre 150)
147Mbps (Fibre 150 Data Only)
500Mbps (Fibre 500 Data Only)
900Mbps (Ultra Fibre Optic)
Upload Speed: 25Mbps (Fibre 150 & Fibre 150 Data Only)
75Mbps (Fibre 500 Data Only)
900Mbps (Ultra Fibre Optic)
Router: ‘Award-winning’ Wi-Fi Hub
Coverage: 10%+ of UK homes (Fibre 150 & Fibre 500)
60,000+ homes in York & Dewsbury (Ultra Fibre Optic)

TalkTalk Full Fibre Plans

At the moment, TalkTalk offers a choice of three full fibre broadband plans: Fibre 150 (with average download speeds of 145-147Mbps), Fibre 500 (with average download speeds of 500Mbps) and Ultra Fibre Optic (with average download speeds of 900Mbps).

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

Fibre 150 Fibre 500 Ultra Fibre Optic
Monthly Price: £29.95 per month £40 per month £27.50 per month
Average Download Speed: 145Mbps (Fibre 150)
147Mbps (Fibre 150 Data Only)
500Mbps average download 900Mbps average download
Upload Speed: 25Mbps average upload 75Mbps average upload 900Mbps average upload
Contract Length: 18 month contract 18 month contract 18 month contract
Inclusive Features
Phone Line: Yes (Fibre 150)
No (Fibre 150 Data Only)
No Yes
HomeSafe Web Filter: Yes Yes Yes
Technology
Technology: G.fast (hybrid fibre)
Openreach FTTP (full fibre)
Openreach FTTP (full fibre) FibreNation FTTP (full fibre)
Router: ‘Award-winning’ Wi-Fi Hub ‘Award-winning’ Wi-Fi Hub ‘Award-winning’ Wi-Fi Hub
Availability: Approx 10% of UK homes
Check availability →
Approx 10% of UK homes
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York & Dewsbury only
Check availability →

In addition, TalkTalk also has two regular fibre broadband plans: Fibre 35 and Fibre 65. If your home doesn’t have access to G.fast or full fibre technology, you’ll be offered these regular fibre broadband plans instead.

Fibre 150

TalkTalk’s most popular ultrafast broadband plan is known as Fibre 150. Technically speaking, however, it’s actually two different services, depending on what is available at your home:

  • Fibre 150 (previously known as Faster 150 Fibre) is powered by a hybrid fibre technology called G.fast. It offers average download speeds of 145Mbps and you’ll get a phone line included with it.
  • Fibre 150 Data Only (previously known as Future Fibre 150) is powered by FTTP (fibre-to-the-premises or full fibre technology). It offers slightly faster speeds of 147Mbps on average but you won’t get a home phone included with it.

Both of the Fibre 150 plans will currently cost you £32 per month.

If you’re living in a home with access to G.fast broadband, you’ll be offered the following Fibre 150 plan:

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

Get TalkTalk Fibre 150 →

Meanwhile, if you’re living in a home with access to the Openreach FTTP network, you’ll be offered the Fibre 150 Data Only variant of this plan:

ServiceAverage SpeedContract LengthUpfront PriceMonthly Price
TalkTalk
Fibre 150 Data Only
147Mbps download18 month contract£0£32/month

In some cases, you might be offered a Fibre 300 Speed Boost for an extra £10/month if you’re living in a G.fast household. This will boost the average download speed of your connection up to 290Mbps but it’s only available in selected locations. You’ll be given a personalised estimate of the speeds available when you order this boost, if it’s available at your address.

Fibre 500

TalkTalk launched their Future Fibre service in July 2020, making use of full fibre (FTTP) technology on the Openreach network.

Currently available in around 3 million UK homes, full fibre offers a more reliable broadband connection along with download speeds of up to 500Mbps on average.

If you’re living in a home with access to full fibre broadband, you can get TalkTalk’s Fibre 500 plan for £40 per month:

ServiceAverage SpeedContract LengthUpfront PriceMonthly Price
TalkTalk
Fibre 500 Data Only
500Mbps download18 month contract£0£40/month

Check Fibre 500 Availability →

Fibre 500 is a data-only plan so you won’t get a home phone line included with it. You’ll therefore need to use something else to make your phone calls (e.g. a mobile phone or a voice-over-IP service). This plan is sometimes also referred to as Future Fibre 500.

Ultra Fibre Optic (UFO)

TalkTalk’s fastest home broadband service is called Ultra Fibre Optic (UFO). It’s currently available to around 60,000 homes in York and parts of Dewsbury and uses full fibre technology (FTTP) on the FibreNation network.

Customers on the UFO service can get average download speeds and upload speeds of 900Mbps. The service costs £27.50 per month and also includes a home phone line:

ServiceAverage SpeedContract LengthUpfront PriceMonthly Price
TalkTalk
Ultra Fibre Optic
900Mbps download18 month contract£0£27.50/month

Check Ultra Fibre Optic Availability →

The Ultra Fibre Optic service should be launching soon in Harrogate and Batley, followed by Knaresborough, Ripon, Heckmondwike and Bolton. There’s more information about the rollout on TalkTalk’s website.

Download Speeds

The following table shows the average download speeds and upload speeds you can expect when using TalkTalk’s G.fast and full fibre broadband plans in the UK:

TalkTalk Broadband Plan Average Download Speed Average Upload Speed Technology
Fibre 150 (Faster 150 Fibre) 145Mbps 25Mbps G.fast
Fibre 300 Speed Boost 290Mbps 40Mbps G.fast
Fibre 150 Data Only (Future Fibre 150) 147Mbps 25Mbps Full Fibre (FTTP)
Fibre 500 Data Only (Future Fibre 500) 500Mbps 75Mbps Full Fibre (FTTP)
Ultra Fibre Optic (UFO) 900Mbps 900Mbps Full Fibre (FTTP)

Particularly for the G.fast packages, the exact download speeds and upload speeds you get will depend on your location. You’ll be given a personalised estimate of the speeds available at your address on the TalkTalk website.

For the full fibre (FTTP) plans, there should be less variability in speed based on your location. This is because the speeds on full fibre are no longer affected by the distance from your home to the street cabinet. However, you should still get a personalised estimate of download speeds available on the TalkTalk website before you order your plan.

Coverage & Availability

The coverage and availability of TalkTalk’s G.fast and full fibre broadband plans will vary depending on your location.

If you’re not able to get one of these broadband plans from TalkTalk, you should normally still be able to get one of their regular fibre broadband plans (e.g. Fibre 35 or Fibre 65). TalkTalk’s regular fibre broadband plans are available in more than 90% of UK homes and start from only £23.50 per month.

Comparison to Alternatives

If you’re looking for an alternative to Fibre 150, there are also similar products available in the form of Sky’s Ultrafast Broadband, BT’s Full Fibre broadband and EE’s Fibre Max broadband:

ServiceAverage SpeedContract LengthUpfront PriceMonthly Price
TalkTalk
Fibre 150
145Mbps download18 month contract£0£29.95/month
TalkTalk
Fibre 150 Data Only
147Mbps download18 month contract£0£32/month
Sky Broadband
Sky Ultrafast
145Mbps download18 month contract£0£33/month
BT
Full Fibre 100
150Mbps download24 month contract£0£34.99/month
EE
EE Fibre Max 100
145Mbps download24 month contract£25£35/month
Shell Energy Broadband
Ultrafast Fibre
140Mbps download18 month contract£0£39.99/month

Meanwhile, if you’re looking for an alternative to Fibre 500, there are plans from other suppliers with a range of download speeds (e.g. 300Mbps, 500Mbps or 900Mbps). See our guide to Openreach full fibre providers for a full comparison, or our overview of full fibre broadband if you’d like to consider other providers as well (e.g. Virgin Media, Hyperoptic, Community Fibre, etc).

Frequently Asked Questions

What is TalkTalk Fibre 150?
Fibre 150 is a broadband plan from TalkTalk, offering download speeds that are much faster than on Fibre 35 and Fibre 65. Available in about 10% of UK homes, it’s designed for households that use more than 10 devices at the same time. It offers an average download speed of 145Mbps on G.fast connections and 147Mbps on full fibre (FTTP) connections.
What are TalkTalk’s full fibre (FTTP) broadband plans?
TalkTalk currently offers three full fibre (FTTP) broadband plans:

In addition, the Fibre 150 plan is also available with an inclusive phone line on G.fast connections.

What router will I receive on TalkTalk’s full fibre plans?
All of TalkTalk’s full fibre broadband plans include their ‘award winning Wi-Fi Hub’ router. This supports dual-band Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) connectivity with 7 built-in Wi-Fi antenna. You’ll also get 4 Gigabit Ethernet sockets, allowing you to connect wired devices to your home network.

More Information

For more information about Fibre 150 and other full fibre plans, please see TalkTalk’s official website. You can also read our TalkTalk broadband review and our guide to full fibre broadband in the UK.

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  • i have the talktalk full fibre 500 and i get the download speed but not much on the upload it is being stuck at 50 mbps i think i need a better router shout fix this issue also i tested the speed directly connected to the fibre ont and i got the full speed

  • Paul Williams said:

    I had future 150 installed 1 month ago and it is an improvement on the poor fibre 35 which I previously had. When it was installed and tested by open reach engineer I received only 85 Mbps sometimes 90 Mbps, this was in the room were the router is, I then proceeded to test all the rooms in my home. In the room next to the router I had only 6 Mbps and the rest of my home the same, except for the room above the router which was 85 Mbps.
    On complaining to talktalk they asked me to do several tests and still 85 Mbps in the room with router and above and 6 Mbps in the rest of house.
    The final test was to connect my lap top to incoming line which gave 150 Mbps, seems that the problem is the router? Talktalk told me twice they would look into this and would come back to me but never did…… I have since put boosters around my home and achieve around 40 Mbps in the other rooms?

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