Russian regional operator VolgaTelecom has launched fibre-to-the-building (FTTB) broadband services in Ulyanovsk and Dmitrovgrad. Services are being provided under its J-internet brand. The operator has launched 16,000 ports in the two cities, offering download speeds of up to 100Mbps. VolgaTelecom intends to launch IPTV services in the Ulyanovsk region as soon as possible. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, on 20 January 2010 VolgaTelecom announced that it had passed one million broadband subscribers, up from around 925,000 at the end of 2008.