TalkTalk’s 80Mbps broadband services look set to come online in North Yorkshire towns following a £50,000 investment.
Upgrades to the North Craven exchange will see faster broadband services headed to Settle, Giggleswick, Stackhouse, Langcliffe, Stainforth and Helwith Bridge.
A spokeswoman for TalkTalk said in a statement to the Craven Herald: “TalkTalk’s expanded network covers Settle, Giggleswick, Stackhouse, Langcliffe, Stainforth and Helwith Bridge.
Expanding its Next Generation Network allows TalkTalk to offer its best value for money packages to even more of the UK. Investing in the local area allows us to bring our great value offers to even more families.”
TalkTalk has announced that it will be launching 80Mbps Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) broadband services this month. Last week, BT announced that it was to open up its fibre network to other ISPs. BT has pledged to provide fibre connections to two-thirds of UK homes and businesses by the end of 2014/start of 2015.
FTTC lines provide ‘up to’ speeds of 80Mbps. Upgrading the ‘last mile’ (the line from the cabinet to the home) with a fibre optic line (Fibre-to-the-Home/FTTH) will see download speeds increasing, to 100Mbps and eventually 300Mbps.
TalkTalk has yet to fully launch its 80Mbps service, but customers already on a 40Mbps fibre service can register their interest now.