LONDON – Connectivity provider TalkTalk is ramping up its full fibre expansion programme, bringing its ultrafast packages with average top speeds of 506Mb/s to homes across Worthing for the first time.
Internet usage on TalkTalk's network soared by an average of 44% in Worthing between December 2019 – December 2020, bringing into sharp focus the growing need for fast, reliable and affordable connectivity. 4K UHD streaming, online gaming, broadcasting of live sports and mass working from home have contributed heavily to this exceptional rise in internet usage. And it shows no signs of slowing down as people across the county continue to live more digitally led lifestyles and grow their online businesses.
TalkTalk's new unlimited ultrafast fibre packages – known as Fibre 150 and Fibre 500 – provide average download speeds up to 13 x faster than standard fibre and offer outstanding reliability with 100% full fibre directly into the home. Best of all, residents in Worthing can now benefit from some of the most competitive full fibre packages available. Fibre 150 is only £32 a month and Fibre 500 just £40 a month, saving up to £380.05 vs other major broadband providers.
Jonathan Kini, Managing Director of TalkTalk Direct Business and Consumer, said: "We believe fast, affordable, full fibre broadband should be accessible to all. This has been brought into even sharper focus by the pandemic, so we're thrilled that people across Worthing can now benefit from the UK's latest fibre technology thanks to our new Future Fibre packages."
The full fibre expansion across Adur & Worthing is being undertaken in conjunction with CityFibre to deliver the latest broadband technology to customers.
Adrian Smith, CityFibre's City Manager for Adur & Worthing, said: "We are delighted to be working with TalkTalk to offer people the opportunity to access the full fibre network we have been building in Worthing. We have made real strides in bringing state-of-the-art digital connectivity to homes and businesses since beginning our build and look forward to our future expansion into the Adur district connecting even more premises and providing access to fast and reliable digital connectivity."
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