Tele Columbus Group, Germany’s third largest cable operator by subscribers, has widened the availability of its 400Mbps broadband service to a further 610,000 households, increasing the overall coverage of the high speed network to around 840,000 homes across the country. The cableco first launched the new service in Potsdam in April last year, before expanding the offering to a second city, Jena, the following September. This year has seen the 400Mbps network expanded to the likes of Berlin, Chemnitz, Erfurt, Halle, Hennigsdorf, Kothen, Zwickau and Dresden, as well as smaller towns such as Falkensee, Kleinmachnow, Teltow, Leuna and Reinsdorf.
Connection speeds of up to 400Mbps (downlink) and 12Mbps (uplink) are offered as part of the dual-play ‘2er Kombi 400’ package, which is priced at EUR94.99 (EUR104.7) per month and includes a telephony flat rate for calls to German fixed lines, while the ‘3er Kombi 400’ triple-play plan also includes a TV package for EUR99.99 per month. The minimum contract period is 24 months.