German cable operator Kabel Deutschland (KDG) has announced it is expanding its high speed broadband service, which offers download speeds of up to 100Mbps, to a further 14 towns and cities. After implementation in Hamburg, Hannover and Munich earlier this year, the service will be rolled out to Augsburg, Berlin, Bremen, Dresden, Helmstedt, Kiel, Leipzig, Ludwigshafen, Magdeburg, Nauen, Nuremberg, Potsdam, Saarbrucken and Wurzburg by the end of KDG’s current business year (31 March 2011). KDG implemented the DOCSIS 3.0 standard to boost its maximum broadband internet download speeds to 100Mbps in February 2010. So far, KDG has upgraded around 80% of its connectable households for internet and telephone services. Through the further expansion, the 100Mbps service will be made available to 45% of upgraded households. Before summer 2012, KDG is hoping to deploy the high speed internet access across the whole of its upgraded network.