About 35,000 more households now have Internet access of up to 100 Mbit/s
Jul 17, 2018
07-16-2018 Georg von Wagner
- 60 municipalities profit from Telekom´s fiber-optic rollout
- Bandwidth of up to 100 Mbit/s
- Book more speed from Deutsche Telekom
About 35,000 households in 60 municipalities can now surf faster in the Internet. With the new network, they can make phone calls, go online and watch television all at the same time. They can also stream music and video as well as store data in the cloud. Maximum download speeds have reached up to 100 megabits per second (Mbit/s). Top upload speeds now reach up to 40 Mbit/s. The cities benefiting from the change include Torgelow with 2,700 households, Thum with 2,600 households, Herborn with 2,400 households, Bad Tölz with 2,200 households and Telgte with 2,200 households. Deutsche Telekom aims to provide as many people as possible with fast Internet lines – whether they live in cities or in rural areas. “We aren't only building information superhighways between major metropolises and population centers; our network also extends to rural areas. We are the only company pursuing comprehensive broadband expansion," says Tim Höttges, CEO of Deutsche Telekom. “Some of our upgrade projects are designed to serve tens of thousands of households, while others benefit just a handful. For us, every line counts. No matter if it’s in Berlin, Chemnitz or Paderborn or in Joldelund, Meißner or Wassertrüdingen.” No other company is investing as much in broadband expansion in rural areas as Deutsche Telekom. The next FTTC commissioning wave is scheduled for August 13.
The following municipalities now enjoy more speed
Bacharach, Bad Brückenau, Bad Grönenbach, Bad Hersfeld, Bad Münster am Stein-Ebernburg, Bad Pyrmont, Bad Tölz, Bad Waldsee, Berlin, Bochum-Wattenscheid, Bönen, Bonn, Braunfels, Chemnitz, Ehringshausen-Katzenfurt, Forchheim, Frankfurt/Oder, Freyung, Friedrichskoog, Gerolstein, Hagen-Dahl, Hattstedt, Herborn, Herdecke, Hohberg, Iserlohn-Letmathe, Joldelund, Kranenburg, Lemgo, Lengefeld, Leonberg, Malente, Marktredwitz, Meißner, Neckargemünd, Neuenstein, Neuffen, Paderborn, Plößberg, Prien, Rees-Haldern, Rödermark, Rudersberg, Schopfheim, Siegsdorf, Stammham, Stockstadt, Südlohn, Taucha, Telgte, Thum, Torgelow, Treuchtlingen, Trochtelfingen, Velbert-Neviges, Waibstadt, Wassertrüdingen, Weiler-Simmerberg, Wetzlar and Xanten-Marienbaum.
Customers can find additional information about the upgrade status in their respective regions under www.telekom.de/schneller. Customers can also register at this URL to ensure that they are notified automatically as soon as higher speeds become available where they live.
Deutsche Telekom's network in figures
Deutsche Telekom is planning to lay about 60,000 kilometers of fiber-optic cables this year. One kilometer of fiber-optic cable costs an average of 80,000 euros. By the end of 2018, Deutsche Telekom will have laid more than 500,000 kilometers of fiber-optic cables. By way of comparison: the German freeway network totals about 13,000 kilometers.
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