TEO LT, Lithuania’s incumbent fixed line operator, has boosted the maximum speed available over its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network from 500Mbps to 600Mbps. New and existing customers of the firm’s ‘Premium’ broadband plan are now able to access the higher downstream rates. ‘Internet bandwidth is constantly increasing and high speed becomes a market norm. Therefore, we see that the added value that customers receive from purchasing a basic service becomes an increasingly important factor when choosing a service provider,’ commented Nerijus Ivanauskas, head of B2C at TEO. The TeliaSonera-owned company reported a broadband internet subscriber base of 538,174 at 31 March 2015, including 205,681 FTTx customers (up 11.8% year-on-year). At the same date, the FTTH network was present in more than 100 towns and cities across the country, passing around 69% of households (837,000), up from 808,000 homes at end-March 2014.