German cable network operator Unitymedia has announced it has expanded the availability of its broadband internet service, dubbed ‘Fiber Power’, which offers download speeds of up to 128Mbps. The high speed service is now available in the towns and surrounding areas of Nidda and Kirchain in the federal state of Hesse, and Ratingen, Lunen and Olpe in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. In total, around 130,000 households will be able to benefit from the upgrade, which is based on EuroDOCSIS 3.0 technology. Unitymedia is a subsidiary of US-based cable company Liberty Global Inc, which completed the acquisition of the German firm in January 2010. Unitymedia passes 8.8 million households in North Rhine-Westphalia and Hesse.