Puglia is first Italian region with full broadband coverage

18 Feb 2021

Telecom Italia (TIM) has announced that the region of Puglia (Apulia) in southern Italy has become the first of the country’s regions with full ultra-broadband coverage. The telco says 99.4% of households can access high speed services either via fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) or via a combination of fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) and VDSL. The remaining households in outlying areas are covered by satellite or fixed-wireless access (FWA) broadband.

TIM is proposing a switch-off of the PSTN network in the province of Taranto and seeks to migrate all lines to fibre-based technology. TIM says FTTH and FTTC networks now cover around 91% of all Italian households connected to the fixed network, while many more can access FWA, satellite and 4G/5G mobile systems.

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