TalkTalk broadband boost – Good news for customers as internet speeds set to double.
TALKTALK has released a brand new Wi-Fi hub they say will offer users twice the speed that they currently get from the firm’s SuperRouter.
By Samuele Volpe, Express
22nd May 2018 • 14:13
The hub — that TalkTalk has called “our most sophisticated router ever” — features a gamut of updates designed to improve broadband speed within the home.
These include technology which it is claimed will prioritise devices which have high signal demands, while TalkTalk says up to 50 devices will be able to connect to Wi-Fi without compromising the quality of the connection.
Simple to set up — TalkTalk says you can simply plug-in, switch on and go — the Wi-Fi Hub will also offer dual-band wireless support and a wired Ethernet connection that is up to ten times quicker than that offered by their current router.
The Wi-Fi Hub has apparently been designed with aesthetic concerns in mind, too, with TalkTalk explaining that, after listening to user feedback, it was built to sit “proudly at the heart of the home.”
These updates will be welcomed by TalkTalk customers.
Figures revealed by Ofcom last month illustrated that the firm received more complaints than any other UK broadband provider, while only 72% of users revealed they were happy with their service.
At the time, TalkTalk said that rolling out new routers formed a part of their plan to improve customer satisfaction levels along with moving customer service centres.
Phil Amy, Director of Product at TalkTalk, said:
“We’ve developed our most sophisticated router ever, packed with the latest technology so customers can enjoy even stronger connectivity in more corners of the home and on more devices. Developed with customer feedback, everything from its attractive design, to the ease of set up and speed, means this Wi-Fi Hub is our fastest, strongest and most reliable router yet.”
TalkTalk says that one of the big selling points of the new router is that their new technology
“gives you a Wi-Fi connection that reaches into more of those hard-to-reach corners of your home.”
Whilst this will not improve the broadband speed which enters your home, it ought to improve signal and speed within the house.
TalkTalk’s Wi-Fi Hub costs £120 on the high street, but new broadband subscribers who purchase the company’s Faster Fibre Broadband plan will receive the new Wi-Fi Hub as standard.
Existing customers who upgrade can also get the new hub for £30.
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