TEO LT, Lithuania’s incumbent fixed line operator, has announced it will increase the maximum download speed of its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) internet service, known as ‘ZEBRA’, to 300Mbps. At no additional cost, from mid-May the speed of the operator’s ‘Premium FTTH’ plan (LTL79.90 [USD34.3] per month), which is designed for customers with high demands on speed, will be tripled to 300Mbps, while the speed of the most popular plan, ‘Optimal FTTH’ (LTL49.90 per month), will increase from 80Mbps to 100Mbps. TEO’s ‘Basic FTTH’ plan, which costs LTL36.90 a month, will see maximum download speeds double to 40Mbps. Users of TEO’s 200Mbps ZEBRA plan, known as ‘Mega’, will be offered the opportunity to use the plan ‘Premium FTTH’. The company’s FTTH internet services are available to about 570,000 households, representing around half of the country’s population, including approximately 86% of residents of Vilnius, 95% of inhabitants in Klaipeda, 75% of the population in Kaunas, and more than half of residents in Panevezys and Siauliai. This year TEO plans to invest more than LTL70 million in its FTTH network, which is being expanded to around 50 cities in Lithuania. Total investments in the infrastructure will exceed LTL325 million by the end of 2011.