FastWeb extends FTTC network to eight new cities

13 Sep 2013

Milan-based FastWeb, Italy’s third largest fixed broadband provider by subscribers, has announced that it has extended its fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) network to eight new cities, namely: Ancona, Bari, Como, Palermo, Padova, Pescara, Reggio Emilia and Turin. The company’s fibre network currently covers Milan, Rome, Genoa, Bologna, Bari, Naples, Brescia, Livorno, Monza, Pisa, Verona and Varese, spanning 34,000km and offering end users download speeds of up to 100Mbps.

According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, at the end of June this year FastWeb was believed to account for the large majority of Italy’s 300,000 FTTx subscribers, and the company has significantly cranked up its investment in recent years as its rivals start to throw their hats into the fibre ring.

Italy, Fastweb