German regional telco EWE has commenced offering 1Gbps internet access for private customers.
The high-speed service is available in more than 100 towns and communes across the company’s footprint. “The precondition is an FTTH connection; no other technology can enable these speeds in a better way,” said Sebastian Jurczyk, managing director, private customers and customer service.
EWE wants to roll out FTTH connections in over 90 further towns and communes this year. The company announced at the end of 2016 to invest a total of more than €1.2 billion in the provision of fibre-optic lines in the coming years.
The 1Gbps subscription costs €199.95 per month; the upload data rate is up to 200Mbps. Customers signing up for the Gigabit tariff will get the FTTH connection free of charge.