TalkTalk has announced plans to trial fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband technology in a new 3,600-home pilot scheme.
The broadband provider is working with fellow internet service provider Sky on the small-scale network, which will be constructed in north-west London.
TalkTalk and Sky are aiming to develop greater understanding of the technical and commercial aspects of the planned BT Openreach fibre roll-out.
"This project will allow us to input constructively into the Openreach FTTH programme, gaining insights into potential service offerings, set-up processes, usage patterns and costs to deliver," said TalkTalk.
"The project costs are being shared between the two companies and are not material."
In TalkTalk broadband deal news, the internet service provider has extended its current six months half-price offer until March 31st.
Applying to the TalkTalk Essentials package, the deal enables households to access broadband plus evening and weekend phone calls for £3.49 per month.