Some TalkTalk customers will see their bills increase in the coming weeks with the broadband supplier confirming a June rise.
This hike will affect anyone who is currently not tied to a contract with customers being sent a message if their bill is going up.
If you are one of the unlucky ones, here’s how much more you’ll pay from June.
Fast Broadband was £27 – From June 1st it will rise to £30
Faster Fibre was £33.50 – From June 1st it will rise to £36
Faster Fibre Speed Boost was £38.50 – From June 1st it will rise to £41
Ultra Fibre Optic was £33.50 – From June 1st it will rise to £36
Defending the price hike, TalkTalk posted a message on its website which says: “To keep bringing all of our customers more of what matters, like 100% totally unlimited broadband as standard, we’re making some changes to our services and how we charge for them.
“If you’re impacted by these changes you’ll be notified.
“We guarantee your broadband price plan will stay the same throughout the duration of your contract. “However when your contract has ended or other services such as our legacy packages, calling rates and boosts are subject to change. We will, however, notify you of any changes by contacting you directly.”
If your TalkTalk bill is going up then it’s worth trying to renegotiate a better deal or look to switch to another supplier.
Most broadband firms offer deals for new customers and it’s a good way to cut your bill and even get a speed boost.
For example, Plusnet is currently offering £50 cashback for those subscribing to its Unlimited Fibre Extra broadband and BT is giving those who take out one of its bundles a free tech gift worth up to £135.
News of this price rise comes as it’s been revealed that UK households are benefiting from faster, more reliable internet as new Ofcom research reveals average broadband speeds have jumped nearly 20% in the last year.
Ofcom’s annual Home broadband performance report compares how different broadband packages perform, using data from monitors installed on people’s broadband routers.
For the first time, the average download speeds people receive has passed the 50 Mbit/s mark – rising by 18% in the last year to 54.2 Mbit/s.
Upload speeds, which are increasingly important as more people look to work from home or share videos online, have also increased – up 15% to 7.2 Mbit/s. Both download and upload speeds have more than doubled in the last five years.