Copel Telecom, a wholly-owned telecommunications subsidiary of Brazilian power utility firm Companhia Paranaense de Energia (Copel), has launched high speed internet services in Tibagi, in Campos Gerais, offering business and residential users maximum speeds of 100Mbps via fibre, Telecompaper reports. Copel Telecom’s service follows the successful deployment of 25km of fibre-optic networking in urban Tibagi, and makes the city the ninth to receive the regional operator’s ultra-high speed service. The other eight cities covered are: Curitiba, Pinhais, Ponta Grossa, Telemaco Borba, Maringa, Irati, Foz do Iguacu and Castro. The carrier plans to extend its broadband fibre offer to 20 cities by the end of this year. It is currently active in 399 municipalities in the state of Parana, where it owns and operates a 25,000km fibre-optic network.