Deutsche Telekom’s vectoring upgrades are continuing with vigour in 2018: as of today, almost 200,000 more households in 209 cities and communities can now connect to the Internet with up to 100 Mbps (and a minimum of 50 Mbps) download and 40 Mbps upload. These include Bochum-Wattenscheid, with 13,300 households, Langen (Hessen) with 3,900 households, Lemgo with 3,500 households, Leonberg with 7,500 households, and Paderborn with 12,200 households. Deutsche Telekom’s goal is to supply as many people as possible with fast Internet lines – in both cities and rural areas.
“We aren’t only building information superhighways between major metropolises and population centres; our network also extends to the countryside. We are the only company pursuing comprehensive broadband expansion,” says Tim Höttges, CEO of Deutsche Telekom. “Some of our upgrade projects serve tens of thousands of households, while others serve just a handful. For us, every line counts. Whether they are in big cities like Berlin, Erfurt or Nuremberg, or in small towns like Hirschaid, Kranenburg or Stutensee.”