By: MarkJ - 14 January, 2011 (11:31 AM)
talktalk uk fttc fibre optic broadbandInternet and phone provider TalkTalk UK has officially begun taking registrations for its new Fibre Optic Boost upgrade. The broadband service add-on, which will use FTTC technology to offer download speeds of up to 40Mbps (plus uploads of up to 2Mbps), was revealed without much fanfare last December 2010 (here).

Little is known about the optional upgrade, which will be made available to both new and existing customers, although some sources indicate that an extra monthly fee of +£12 could be charged on top of what customers already pay. However, finalised pricing is not yet known.

Tristia Clarke, TalkTalk's Commercial Director, said:

"We are seeing increasing demand for superfast broadband and our Fibre Optic Boost is a great way to ensure seamless connectivity and high upload and download speeds. This boost is ideal for a wide range of customers, such as families who all want to be online at the same time, people wanting to stream HD content, or gamers needing lightning quick response times.

The installation process is straight forward as an engineer will make a home visit to get the connection up and running. We expect this boost to be very popular and will be aiming to make it available to as many people as possible."

TalkTalk claims to be currently rolling out its "Fibre Optic coverage" as it looks to make it "available to the majority of homes in the UK". Customers wishing to see when the upgrade will be available, and what speed they can receive, should be able to find out below.
TalkTalk Fibre Optic Boost Signup
TalkTalk informs us that the boost will be launched soon, with prices being confirmed in the next few weeks. Each upgrade will also come with the necessary connection hardware and an engineer installation at your home.
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