Free launches FTTH services in Valenciennes

French telco Free has launched its new Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) network in the Valenciennes region in northern France, offering downstream speeds of up to 100 Mbps.

The first rollout phase covers the northern half of Valencienns, and by the end of 2010 the new FTTH network will cover the whole of inner Valenciennes. The company is offering triple-play packages at a cost of 29.99 per month, offering a 100 Mbps broadband connection, unlimited phone calls to landlines in 100 destinations including mainland France, access to its IPTV service (including 160 linear channels, HD programming and a DVR), and access to a roaming WiFi network with 3mn hotspots.

The first customers to use the new services, located in the centre of the city of Valenciennes, have had access to Free's FTTH network since the beginning of this month