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Jobseekers can get six months of free broadband at TalkTalk as part of a new Government scheme to tackle digital exclusion.
The scheme is available to people who are looking for work and who have a work coach through JobCentre.
Daniel Kasmir, chief people & procurement Officer at TalkTalk said: “Many people across the UK are struggling to access the internet, with the effects of the pandemic leading to the number of Universal Credit claimants doubling within a year.”
What does the programme offer?
The voucher gives jobseekers six months of free broadband with no contract and no credit check required.
People looking for jobs can now enjoy a no-contract voucher for six months of TalkTalk’s Fibre35 broadband, which normally costs £23 a month.
Usage is uncapped, meaning that users can get unlimited data as long as it’s within the “fair usage” rules.
This voucher does not offer optional extras such as TV services and voice calls.
At the end of six months, customers can choose to continue with a contract from TalkTalk or cancel at no additional cost.
Dana is a former reporter at Mouthy Money, having previously worked for Times Money Mentor and the BBC.