KabelBW completes network upgrade

The German cable operator KabelBW says it has completed its network upgrade with the addition of the town of Schramberg in the Black Forest. The upgrade is part of the €150 million investment programme for 2008 (Fast Internet for all), which now encompasses 99% of all households served by the cabler.

About 3.5 million households in the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg now have 32 Mbps broadband access, as well as 400 digital television and 150 radio channels and internet telephony.

Klaus Thiemann, chairman of the board of Kabel BW, said in a statement: “we have invested heavily for years and we can now serve practically all cities and municipalities with the full bandwidth of 32 Mbps. Thus, Kabel BW has now secured its future for new, bandwidth-intensive applications.”