In an attempt to reduce the digital divide between cities and villages, German Telecommunication service provider Deutsche Telekom has upgraded the broadband speeds in 227 villages all over the country. Increased speeds of up to 100Mbps could be accessible by 241,000 households.
Deutsche Telekom makes use of its fiber-optic network to deliver broadband services to its subscribers. Telekom offers broadband speeds of up to 100Mbps for download and upload speeds of up to 40Mbps. Subscribers can book for more speeds from Deutsche Telekom.
Deutsche Telekom subscribers in 227 municipalities can now surf the internet at a faster speed. Tapping the potential of the fiber optic network, the Telekom offers higher speeds, with which the subscribers 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.
The cities benefiting include Landsberg am Lech, with 16,300 households, Halle/Saale, with 13,400, Frankfurt/Oder, with 13,300, Maxdorf, with 8,900, and Brandenburg an der Havel, with another 7,700 households.
Telekom said that their aim is to provide as many people as possible with fast internet access irrespective of the place of their living and the company is committed to bringing down the digital divide existing between cities and villages. Telekom said that is is not only building information superhighways between major metropolises and urban agglomerations, but also focussing on rural connectivity. It claimed that no other company in Germany invests for broadband expansion in rural areas as they do.
Telekom invests around Euro 5billion every year and operates one of the largest optical fiber networks in Europe. With more than 500,000 kilometers of the network in length, broadband build-out is at the top of the company’s agenda in 2018. In 2018, Deutsche Telekom installed around 60,000 kilometers of optical fiber.
List of Municipalities that get benefit from broadband speed increase in alphabetical order;
A (13 Municipalities): Abensberg, Adelsdorf, Ahlen, Aken/Elbe, Albbruck, Alsfeld, Altdorf, Altenmedingen, Am Mellensee, Annweiler, Appenweier, Aschau, Augustdorf.
B (25 Municipalities): Bad Bergzabern, Bad Colberg-Heldburg, Bad Dürrenberg, Bad Friedrichshall, Bad Liebenzell, Bad Lippspringe, Bad Mergentheim, Bad Rappenau-Obergimpern, Bad Schussenried, Bad Schwalbach, Bad Steben, Bad Vilbel, Bad Wimpfen, Bechhofen, Beetzseeheide, Berlin, Besigheim, Blomberg, Bous, Brandenburg an der Havel, Brand-Erbisdorf, Bruchsal, Burg Dithmarschen, Burgthann, Buttelstedt
C (4 Municipalities): Camburg, Chemnitz, Chemnitz-Einsiedel, Crossen an der Elster
D (8 Municipalities): Dahn, Dippoldiswalde,Dittersdorf, Döbern, Dortmund, Dülmen-Rorup, Dürrweitzschen, Düsseldorf,
E (11 Municipalities): Eberhardzell-Füramoos, Ebern, Edenkoben, Ehningen, Ehrenfriedersdorf, Ehrenhain, Erfurt, Essen, Essingen, Ettenheim, Euskirchen
F (7 Municipalities): Feuchtwangen, Flöha, Forbach, Forchtenberg, Frankfurt/Oder, Freiburg, Füssen,
G (16 Municipalities): Garbsen, Garching, Geisa, Geisenhausen, Gemmingen, Georgenthal, Giengen, Goldbeck, Grafenau, Greven, Greven-Reckenfeld, Gröditz, Großbodungen, Großbreitenbach, Großenlupnitz, Grünstadt
H (13 Municipalities): Hähnichen, Halle (Saale), Hamminkeln, Hanover, Hattingen, Heinsberg, Herbrechtingen, Herdecke, Herzogenaurach, Heubisch, Hirschfeld, Höchstädt, Hopsten,
I (6 Municipalities): Illertissen, Immenstadt, Ingolstadt-Zuchering, Inzell, Isen, Iserlohn
K (13 Municipalities): Kamen, Kastl, Keltern, Ketzin, Kirchheim, Kirchzarten, Kißlegg, Kitzingen, Königsbach-Stein, Königsbronn, Korntal-Münchingen, Köthen Anhalt, Kressbronn,
L (9 Municipalities): Landsberg, Lauscha, Lemgo, Lenningen, Lienen-Kattenvenne, Lindau, Linz am Rhein, Lorch, Löwenstein,
M (14 Municipalities): Märkisch Buchholz, Marktredwitz, Maxdorf, Meckesheim, Meinersdorf, Mettingen, Mihla, Mindelheim, Mögglingen, Mohorn, Moritzburg, Mühlacker, Mühltroff, Münchberg,
N (18 Municipalities): Narsdorf, Naumburg, Nentershausen, Nesselwang, Neudietendorf, Neuenbürg, Neuendettelsau, Neuenstadt, Neuenstein, Neuffen, Neuhausen, Neunkirchen, Neustadt, Nideggen, Niederreifenberg, Niemberg, Niesky, Nuremberg,
O (11 Municipalities): Obergünzburg, Obersontheim, Oberstaufen, Oberstdorf, Oelzschau, Olbernhau, Oldenburg, Olpe, Ostrau, Ostritz, Otterbach,
P (4 Municipalities): Passau, Pforzheim, Pleystein, Pocking,
R (11 Municipalities): Radegast, Ramsau, Regis-Breitingen, Reit im Winkl, Renchen, Rhede, Riesa, Roitzsch, Ronnenberg, Röthlein, Rülzheim,
S (21 Municipalities): Sachsenheim, Salem, Schalkau, Scharbeutz-Pönitz, Schenklengsfeld, Schermbeck, Schlotheim, Schmiedefeld, Schwabenheim an der Selz, Schwarzenberg, Schwedt/Oder, Schweich, Seelow, Selm, Senden, Sitzendorf, Sonnefeld, Spreenhagen, Steinach, Stetten, Sulzburg,
T (7 Municipalities): Teichwolframsdorf, Teterow, Tettnang, Thalfang, Trebsen Mulde, Trostberg, Tüßling, U: Uhyst
V (3 Municipalities): Vaihingen, Vöhringen, Völklingen
W (9 Municipalities): Weingarten, Wiesbaden, Willstätt, Witten, Wittstock, Wolframs-Eschenbach, Wolmirstedt, Wunsiedel, Wutöschingen
X (1 Municipality): Xanten
Z (2 Municipalities): Zapfendorf, Ziegenrück.
Telekom’s subscribers can check with https://www.telekom.de/schneller for additional information about the build-out status. They can also register at this URL to ensure that they are notified automatically as soon as higher speeds become available at their locality.