Fiber optic expansion: Deutsche Telekom announces FTTH expansion for at least 260,000 households
Since mid-2021 there have been around 29.3 million stationary Internet connections throughout Germany that are – theoretically – gigabit-capable. Both the cable connections according to Docsis 3.1 and the fiber optic cables are combined here. A year later, the number of gigabit-capable stationary Internet connections has risen to 35.8 million. According to a recent study by the Association of Providers of Telecommunications and Value-Added Services (VATM), more than 10 million households in Germany will be able to use fiber optics as an Internet connection by the beginning of June 2022. Deutsche Telekom has now announced in Nuremberg fiber optic expansion for at least 260,000 households to advance
Fiber optics at Deutsche Telekom: 2-year contract for just under 60 euros/month
Overall, Deutsche Telekom is spending half a billion euros on the FTTH expansion. Since the end of 2021, some parts of the city, e.g. B. in parts of Südstadt, Röthenbach and Wöhrder See, Fiber to the Home. Work will soon begin in Langwasser, Fischbach, Schoppershof, Schweinau, St. Leonhardt and also in the southern part of the city. Between 2023 and 2024, the FTTH expansion is planned in Wöhrd, Opernhaus, Weißer Turm, Plärrer, Gibitzenhof, Bärenschanze, Gostenhof, Sünersbühl, St. Johannis, Reichelsdorf, Nordwestring, Maxfeld, Hummelstein, Hasenbuck, Gleishammer and Erlenstegen. From the year 2025, Deutsche Telekom wants to take care of the fiber optic expansion in Nuremberg’s old town. The Bonn-based company also wants to equip other municipalities in the Nuremberg metropolitan area with fiber optics over the next few years.
For the Fiber optic contract Magenta at home XXL with a maximum of 500 Mbit/s in download and 100 Mbit/s in upload, you pay EUR 59.95 per month, the fee is only lower in the first six months of the two-year contract period. If you want full performance, the Internet contract will be more expensive. For the 1 gigabit line including 200 Mbit/s upload, you have to pay EUR 79.95 per month, which includes a flat rate for landline telephones in addition to the internet. For comparison: An Internet contract with 1,000 Mbit/s via cable connection costs just under 40 euros per month with Vodafone, but the upload is limited to 50 Mbit/s. Fiber optic costs at the UK Telekom competitors just under 75 euros per month for a gigabit download and 500 Mbit/s in upload. For Nürnberger, however, the only choice will probably – for the time being – be Deutsche Telekom, since providers who are responsible for the expansion conclude exclusive contracts with customers for a certain contract period. Anyone who opts for a fiber optic connection with a two-year contract with Deutsche Telekom during the connection phase saves around 800 euros on the fee-based house connection.
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Collection for fiber optic expansion in Nuremberg:
- As announced by Deutsche Telekom, at least 260,000 households in Nuremberg are to be supplied with fiber optics by 2029.
- In addition to the currently ongoing FTTH expansion in the southern part of the city, it will be the turn of the Plärrer next year. From the year 2025, Deutsche Telekom wants to take care of the fiber optic expansion in Nuremberg’s old town.
- In addition, Deutsche Telekom also wants to supply other municipalities in the Nuremberg metropolitan area with fiber optics by 2029.
- A fiber optic contract with a two-year term, 500 Mbit/s download and a maximum of 100 Mbit/s upload costs just under 60 euros a month, at least after the discounted first six months.
- Anyone who opts for a fiber optic connection with a two-year contract with Deutsche Telekom during the connection phase saves around 800 euros on the fee-based house connection.
Sources: Deutsche Telekom (1), Deutsche Telekom (2), Vodafone