Belgian operator Proximus announced that it has started rolling out fibre in the city of Hasselt.
The company started construction a few weeks ago and within a few years plans to cover the entire city centre plus some surrounding districts, serving both households and businesses. With the launch of the Fibre for Hasselt project, Proximus is currently the first Belgian operator to also bring fiber into existing homes.
Over 100 businesses in Hasselt already have direct fibre access from Proximus. The expansion is part of Proximus’ Fibre for Belgium project launched a year ago.
“Fibre is the technology that will allow our customers to fully exploit the possibilities of the digital era and that will boost download and upload speeds in Belgium to an unprecedented level,” said Dominique Leroy, CEO Proximus.
“In the coming months, residents living in Hasselt’s city center will be able to discover for themselves that fiber offers the ultimate broadband experience for surfing, streaming, gaming and working at the speed of light. We’ll give all of them the opportunity to get connected to fiber, without installation costs, even if they’re not yet Proximus customers
Proximus will invest €3 billion in the coming years to accelerate the roll-out of fibre in Belgium.
Proximus will reach more than 85% of all businesses and more than 50% of all households in Belgium with fibre. Proximus has already started rolling out fibre in six cities and is now adding a number of new cities to its investment programme.