Coming Soon, Fiber to All of the Netherlands


[qi:046] KPN and FTTH operator Reggefiber say theyare planning to roll out a fiber-to-the-home network that could cost as much as 7 billion euros. The network might take up to seven years to build out and is going to cover pretty much every part of the Netherlands. KPN, which is the incumbent in the region, wants to acquire 41 percent of Reggefiber, a decision that is pending approval. James Enck thinks the Dutch fiber movement is taking off because of a “forward-looking and pragmatic incumbent,” the fading of cable, and the presence of people who get its importance.



It’s interesting to note too that they targeted lower income neighborhoods in Amsterdam as the first areas to roll out 25/25 50/50 fiber for private residents and businesses. A friend of mine lives in the primarily muslim Javastraat and has 25 up and down to her apartment there. It’s a shame we aren’t being as proactive here in Berlin.

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