- 151 municipalities all over Germany benefiting from the fiber-optic rollout
- Bandwidths of up to 100 Mbit/s
- Book more speed from Deutsche Telekom
About 226,400 households in 151 municipalities can now surf faster on the Internet. With the new network, they can make phone calls, go online and watch television all at the same time. They can also stream music and video as well as store data in the cloud. Maximum download speeds have reached up to 100 megabits per second (Mbit/s). Top upload speeds now reach up to 40 Mbit/s. The cities benefiting include Haltern am See, with 12,000 households, Werdau, with 11,200, Aachen with 10,900, Illingen with 8,300, and Peißenberg with another 6,400 households. Deutsche Telekom aims to provide as many people as possible with fast Internet access – whether they live in cities or in rural areas. “We’re not just building information superhighways between major metropolises and population centers; our network also extends to rural areas. We are the only company pursuing comprehensive broadband expansion," says Tim Höttges, CEO of Deutsche Telekom. “Some of our build-out projects are designed to serve tens of thousands of households, while others benefit just a handful. For us, every line counts. It doesn’t matter if it’s in Aachen, Chemnitz or Munich or in Aulendorf, Bisingen or Schwindegg.” No other company is investing as much in broadband expansion in rural areas as Deutsche Telekom. The next wave of commissioning is scheduled for September 17.
The following municipalities now enjoy more speed
Aachen, Albstadt-Tailfingen, Altshausen, Ascheberg, Ascheberg-Herbern, Aulendorf, Bad Pyrmont, Bad Schandau, Bad Tölz, Bad Zwesten, Baiersbronn, Berchtesgaden, Berlin, Bisingen, Bochum-Wattenscheid, Bodenburg, Bonn, Brake, Brannenburg, Buchenberg, Bühlerzell, Chemnitz, Darmstadt, Dorsten-Rhade, Dresden, Empfingen, Engen, Ennigerloh, Fehmarn-Westfehmarn, Finsterwalde, Freiburg, Freudenstadt, Freyung, Friedrichsdorf, Friedrichskoog, Furtwangen im Schwarzwald, Füssen, Gaimersheim, Gangelt, Gerstetten, Gettorf, Glaubitz, Grenzach-Wyhlen, Hagenbach, Hagen-Hohenlimburg, Haltern am See, Halver, Harsewinkel, Hattingen, Havetoft, Heiden, Herzberg/Elster, Hohenwestedt, Hückelhoven, Ibbenbüren, Illertissen, Illingen, Immenstadt, Iserlohn, Kiel, Köln, Krumbach, Landscheid, Langen, Langenberg, Lauf, Lebach, Lengefeld, Lenggries, Leonberg, Leutkirch, Lübeck-Travemünde, Mainburg, Malente, Markgröningen, Markt Schwaben, Mechernich, Meerbusch-Osterath, Memmingen, Merzig, Moringen, München, Munderkingen, Münster-Nienberge, Naunhof, Neuffen, Neuhof, Neuhof-Hauswurz, Neumünster, Nordkirchen, Nürnberg, Oberammergau, Oelsnitz/Erzgebirge, Oldenburg, Olfen, Paderborn, Peißenberg, Petershausen, Pfalzgrafenweiler, Pfronten, Pilsting, Preetz, Pressig, Reichshof-Brüchermühle, Remseck, Rheinbrohl, Rödermark, Rottendorf, Rüdesheim, Ruppichteroth, Salzkotten, Schafflund, Scheinfeld, Schelklingen, Schiltach, Schleiden, Schlüchtern, Schongau, Schwindegg, Seligenstadt, Sonnenbühl, Sonsbeck, Sprockhövel-Haßlinghausen, Stauchitz, Stephanskirchen, Strehla, Telgte, Teupitz, Thum, Tuttlingen, Uettingen, Velbert-Neviges, Vöhringen, Völklingen, Volkmarsen, Wachtendonk, Wacken, Waldheim, Waldkirchen, Waldshut, Walzbachtal, Warendorf, Wassenberg, Weiherhammer, Weiler-Simmerberg, Werdau, Werdohl, Wesselburen, Wetter, Windsbach, Zschopau, and Zwenkau.
Customers can find additional information about the upgrade status in their respective regions under www.telekom.de/schneller. Customers can also register at this URL to ensure that they are notified automatically as soon as higher speeds become available where they live.
Deutsche Telekom's network in figures
Deutsche Telekom is planning to lay about 60,000 kilometers of fiber-optic cables this year. One kilometer of fiber-optic cable costs an average of 80,000 euros. By the end of 2018, Deutsche Telekom will have laid more than 500,000 kilometers of fiber-optic cables. By way of comparison: the German freeway network totals about 13,000 kilometers.