Cogas goes fiberglass construction in outlying Twente

Feb

17

2016

A small majority of the inhabitants of the municipalities of Twente Dinkelland, Oldenzaal and Borne has indicated to purchase a subscription fiberglass. Network operator Cogas promised to enough interest to build a fiber optic network and will do so now.

According to RTV Oost is 52.4 percent of the residents of the area, which is home to three thousand households, examined the offer. Cogas promised earlier in the relevant municipalities to lay optical fiber and at least 50 percent of households would sign up for a subscription. The small majority would have only emerged in the last week. Last Friday, had 38 percent of the residents signed up for the offer was valid until mid-February. Cogas director Piet Grootenboer tells RTV Oost which local people themselves have organized various evenings to form a majority.

Contractor Fiberglass Net Twente starts next week with preparations for the construction of the network, to actually begin in the first week of March. Is expected to be the fiber network in August 2016 in all municipalities concerned. Cogas knew in October 55 percent of interested residents of Twente Tubbergen for a subscription and there began the construction of a fiber network. In November, the network operator is known to want to expand the network to the other municipalities, with enough interest.

If Cogas operator is responsible for the construction and maintenance of optical fiber network. Service providers such as Caiway and Fiber EN provide the infrastructure Cogas fiber subscriptions for consumers. According tweaker Thapous that an information meeting attended , Cogas does not use subsidies from the government. Users would pay 10 euros per month to the grid operator, in addition to the subscription fees from the provider.

Minister Henk Kamp of Economic Affairs said in October that he intends to subsidize the construction of high-speed internet in rural areas, but to await the market. Several providers have now come up with initiatives, in most cases with wireless connections like the taste of KPN and T-Mobile with 4G connectivity as a replacement for wired internet.

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