Bitkom: Internet via cable growth




Bitkom: Internet via cable growth

According to the Federal Network Agency, about 700,000 new additions were added last year in Germany in the area of ​​broadband. This means that there were approximately 28 million broadband lines in Germany in early 2013. This sum correspond well 69 percent of all households in this country. This year, the number of landline connections will increase to a total of 29 million, as the high-tech association BITKOM telling. The increasing availability of LTE, so fast mobile Internet is to give the general broadband use another push.


Currently dominated by DSL in the fixed network, around 23.3 million connections based on copper technology, which are 83 percent. A year earlier the high-proportion was 86 percent. Especially gained have broadband connections via cable TV, based on coaxial and fiber optic cables. The number of these lines increased in 2012 by over 20 percent to 4.4 million. Almost 300,000 connections based on such satellite, fiber optics (FFTB / FTTH) and power lines.


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