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Infocity and Kabel Deutschland are making the Internet faster

Up to 100 Mbit / s are now available for making coffee, listening to the radio, watching TV and everything else you can do with the Internet

September 7th, 2011, from Tobias

Listening to the radio, watching TV and even making coffee at the same time as the World Wide Web are now getting even faster. As of today, the Internet in Rostock is available at speeds of up to 100 Mbit / s. It is offered by Infocity in cooperation with its partner Kabel Deutschland.

Internet at this speed is a "quantum leap in Rostock's infrastructure", says Bernd Huse, Managing Director of Infocity. With the availability of this offer, Infocity will more than triple the maximum speed offered. The real progress, however, lies primarily in the fact that although the competition already offers 50 Mbit / s, these are not available nationwide for technical reasons.

Traditional DSL is very dependent on the end user not being too far away from the next node, otherwise he will no longer get full speed. The television provider Infocity uses the cable network and is therefore not dependent on the customer's proximity to the hub.

"Every third user already goes to the World Wide Web via our cable network," says the Infocity managing director. According to him, around 110,000 households have the opportunity to take advantage of the new offer. Rostock is the first major city in Germany in which such a comprehensive supply with 100 Mbit is possible.

Our Hanseatic city was already one of the pioneers when it came to laying glass fibers, emphasized Mayor Roland Methling on the occasion of the ceremonial introduction of the new offer today at the Steintor.

According to information from the IT industry association BITKOM, connections with speeds of 50 Mbit and more are currently available nationwide for around 40 percent of households.

The federal government stipulates that by 2014 75 percent of all households should be able to get a connection of at least 50 Mbit. The city of Rostock has already exceeded this requirement as of today.

“The time has long been ripe for high-speed internet,” says Huse. Several computers are already being used simultaneously in households. More and more electronic devices such as televisions, radios and even coffee machines, which get the latest recipes from the World Wide Web, can be connected to the Internet.

Despite the improved offer, the prices for the combined Internet and telephone connection remain the old ones for the time being.

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