Tele Columbus upgrades from HFC to FTTH in Halberstadt

German cable operator Tele Columbus, which operates under the PŸUR brand, has begun building an open fibre network in the town of Halberstadt in Saxony-Anhalt in eastern Germany, providing fast internet connections for 6,700 apartments.

The Halberstädter Wohnungsgesellschaft mbH (HaWoGe) and the Wohnungsbaugenossenschaft Halberstadt eG (WGH) carried out a symbolic groundbreaking ceremony with Tele Columbus for the start of the network expansion in the town.

About 26km of fibre will be laid, connecting 329 apartement complexes to deliver FTTH connectivity to Halberstadt residents.

The fibre network will completely replace Tele Columbus’s existing HFC network in the city.

Beate Grebe, managing director of HaWoGe, and Frank Adelsberger and Peter Schubert, board members of WGH, said that they had decided to rely on future-proof FTTH and added that tenants and members of the housing associations will not incur any costs as a result of modernizing the broadband infrastructure.

PŸUR offers Internet connections from 50Mbps to 1Gbps, telephone at flat rates and digital cable TV. HaWoGe and WGH already offer their tenants cable internet from PŸUR at gigabit speeds.

Tele Columbus said will also open the network to other providers.

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