German cable operator Kabel Deutschland (KDG) aims to launch its 100Mbps broadband internet service in a further ten cities and their surrounding areas by the end of June 2011. The launch will enable around 450,000 additional households in the cities of Hildesheim and Oldenburg (Lower Saxony), Glinde, Norderstedt, Pinneberg and Reinbek (Schleswig-Holstein), and Arnstadt, Erfurt, Gera, and Gotha (Thuringia) to benefit from KDG’s 100Mbps internet products, at the same time boosting coverage of the service to more than 50% of the company’s upgraded footprint. KDG implemented the DOCSIS 3.0 standard to boost its broadband download speeds to a theoretical maximum of 100Mbps in February 2010. By March 2012 the firm plans to offer its super fast internet products to more than ten million homes in Germany (around 75% of its upgraded footprint); at present the cableco is able to supply approximately six million households with download speeds of up to 100Mbps. KDG’s 100Mbps flat ‘Internet & Phone’ package is available for a promotional price of EUR19.90 (USD27) per month during the first twelve months, after which the retail price will increase to EUR39.90 per month.