Tele Columbus group, Germany’s third-largest cable company, has taken the first German fibre-optic network into service on which 1Gbps internet access will be offered to private households.
The move will turn Markt Indersdorf, a town north-west of Munich, into Germany’s fastest internet commune.
The new network will be operated as part of a long-term agreement by Kabel & Medien Service (KMS), a subsidiary of Pepcom, part of Tele Columbus group, and is fully owned by the municipality Markt Indersdorf. Businesses and private households will be able to sign up for TV, telephony and internet through the FTTB/H network.
At launch, subscription packages with internet data rates of up to 100Mbps will be offered. From August 1, 2016, up to 400Mbps will be available. At the end of the year, the maximum speed will be increased to 1Gbps.
70% of the inhabitants of the commune have already signed up for the municipal broadband offer when the project was launched. The fibre-optic network reaches businesses and around 3,500 households in all 59 parts of the commune totalling almost 9,500 inhabitants.