According to Ekathimerini, internet users in Palaio Faliro and Vyronas in Athens will be the first to receive them, followed by Moschato in Athens, Kalamaria in Thessaloniki and Larissa in Thessaly in September.
It adds that the state will provide €13 of the annual connection cost, estimated at between €40 and €46, for the first two years. The state will also provide a one-off subsidy of €48 for hardware.
All told, the Greek government plans to spend €700 million on superfast broadband networks, with €250 million allocated to increasing demand for FTTH connections.
Although Cosmote, Vodafone and Wind are all developing next generation networks and strongly supportive of the government’s plans, there is at present almost no network availability.
Significantly, FTTH connections will be offered regardless of which company constructs them and a wholesale commercial policy is expected to be in place by the end of this month.