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Internet service provider (ISP) TalkTalk has announced plans to deliver super-fast broadband deals via BT's fibre-optic network.

The firm could become BT's first major wholesale customer on its new network, after Ofcom ruled that the ISP must offer virtual unbundling opportunities to rival broadband providers.

Charles Dunstone, Chairman of TalkTalk, told the Financial Times that his firm will use the network to provide faster broadband speeds to its subscribers.

TalkTalk is set to be working on a commercial launch for its new range of broadband deals, which could allow consumers to enjoy 40Mb downloads.

With BT investing up to £2.5 billion upgrading its broadband infrastructure to offer fibre-to-the-cabinet services, securing wholesale customers may help achieve a faster return on investment.

The ISP recently announced the next 159 locations set to receive the technology, as well as it new Race to Infinity competition, geared at prioritising five areas where exceptional demand for next-generation broadband exists.

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