Internet service provider (ISP) TalkTalk is planning to offer faster broadband speeds to its subscribers in the new year, it has revealed.
The broadband provider will offer access to its new fibre-optic broadband service for a small additional charge upon launch in January 2011.
TalkTalk will use BT's fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) technology to provide up to 40Mb broadband, enabling consumers to take advantage of advanced online services.
And according to the ISP, consumers registering for faster speeds will be guaranteed an absolute minimum of 15Mb with the new service.
ISPreview.co.uk has suggested that TalkTalk may provide access to FTTC broadband in the form of an account 'boost'.
A number of these options are currently available to subscribers, including a Mega Download Boost – which doubles their monthly download allowance to 80GB for £4.99 per month – and a 100 Mobile Minutes Boost – which allows broadband and home phone customers to call mobile phones for free.
TalkTalk also offers Turbo, Super Secure, Anytime Calls, International Calls and Calling Feature boosts to consumers seeking to customise their own broadband deal.