Germany's largest cable operator Kabel Deutschland has commenced offering its high-speed internet service in Erfurt, the capital city of federal state Thuringia, as well as in Norderstedt and Pinneberg, two cities in federal state Schleswig-Holstein.

With the move, a total of 200,000 further households can surf the net at a data rate of up to 100 Mbit/s. The high-speed access, which is based on technology standard DOCSIS 3.0, is also available to neighbouring smaller towns and communities, for example Arnstadt, Gotha, Quickborn and Wedel.

Kabel Deutschland currently reaches more than 6 million households with its 100 Mbit/s service. Until March 2012, the figure is expected to climb to over 10 million households. Duing 2012, Kabel Deutschland wants to deploy the high-speed service in almost its complete upgraded network in which currently up to 32 Mbit/s is available.