Kyivstar providing free fixed broadband to displaced Ukrainians; expanding 1Gbps services

25 May 2022

Kyivstar is providing its Home Internet fixed broadband services free of charge in temporary housing for Ukrainian families who have been internally displaced by war. The first connections were provided for a modular town of 120 dwellings in the Sykhiv district of Lviv in western Ukraine, while the operator aims to cooperate with all regional administrations to provide fixed/Wi-Fi internet access in temporary accommodation, while inviting applications for connecting any community facilities. Head of Kyivstar’s fixed network division Serhiy Sukhoruk said: ‘We are confident that the possibility of access to the internet will help to improve life, study, work and improve the waiting time [for migrants] to return home.’ Additionally, the company continues to connect bomb shelters across the country to high speed fixed/Wi-Fi internet, reaching a total of 1,150 shelters to date.

Kyivstar added in a press release that its technical teams are not only repairing damaged sections of its fixed network but also carrying out modernisation and upgrading – in particular in the cities of Lviv, Dnipro and Kyiv, where 1Gbps fibre broadband speeds are available. Kyivstar’s standard fibre broadband packages enable 100Mbps speeds, while it has introduced gigabit-capable services from 2019 onwards, but only in limited zones of certain cities including the capital.

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