Deutsche Telekom to connect 6 mn gigabit households

Deutsche Telekom plans to provide access bandwidth of up to 250 Mbps to six million households.

By 2019, the number of households receiving the new bandwidth standard will grow to 15 million.

Dirk Wossner, Managing Director, Telekom Deutschland said, “We’re building a fast Internet for the masses, instead of reserving top speeds for the few.”

The high-speed lines will be activated in a total of some 900 municipalities throughout Germany. In the first rollout phase the focus was on regional centers and rural areas. A second phase, lasting until the end of the year, will then bring the new service to large cities.

Deutsche Telekom plans to offer access speeds of at least 50 Mbps to some 80 percent of all households in Germany by end of 2019. And the great majority will actually have bandwidth of at least 100 Mbps available.




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