German regional telecoms operator M-net has announced the introduction of residential broadband plans offering maximum connection speeds of 300Mbps downstream and 30Mbps upstream. The high speed data rates are provided over the company’s fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network, which reaches around 50% of Bavarian households, with a presence in a number of towns and cities including Munich, Augsburg and Erlangen. The new 300Mbps ‘Surf&Fon-Flat 300’ broadband and fixed telephony package is currently available on a two-year contract for EUR59.90 (USD75.0) per month for the first six months and EUR69.90 per month thereafter, while the standalone 300Mbps broadband plan ‘Surf-Flat 300’ costs EUR54.90 per month for the first six months and EUR64.90 thereafter (24 month contract).
Stadtwerke Munchen holds a 60% stake in M-net, while other shareholders include energy companies Stadtwerke Augsburg Energie, Allgau Uberlandwerk, N-ERGY, infra furth and Erlanger Stadtwerke. By the end of 2015 the number of households covered by M-net’s fibre-optic network is expected to reach 600,000.