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COSMOTE Fiber: 180,000 Fiber To The Home lines throughout Greece
Subsidy of €360 for the new Fiber to the Home (FTTH) infrastructure is also available for businesses, through the Superfast Broadband initiative
180,000 households and businesses have now access to 100% fiber to the building infrastructure and guaranteed Internet speeds of 100 & 200Mbps, through COSMOTE Fiber the largest fiber optic network in Greece. 30,000 new FTTH lines have been added since the beginning of the year, an increase of 20% compared to the end of 2019, despite the difficulties due to the pandemic outbreak.
The new areas that have gained access to FTTH speeds through COSMOTE Fiber are in Attica, Rafina and N. Philadelphia, in Thessaloniki, the Municipality of Agios Georgios and Sindos, while FTTH has also arrived, for the first time, in Agrinio. Till the end of June, three more areas of Attica, Melissia, Pallini and Anavissos, as well as Diavata in Thessaloniki, will have access to the unlimited possibilities of fiber optics to households and businesses. Thanks to the continuous expansion of the FTTH network, the OTE Group offers the widest population coverage, having implemented overall more than 75% of the country's FTTH infrastructure.
“Amidst the pandemic, we all understand, more than ever, the value of fast Internet for our communication, entertainment, education and work. That is why, despite the difficulties, we remain consistent to our investment plan. 180,000 households and businesses have access, already, to guaranteed superfast speeds. We are dynamically expanding the FTTH network, so that it reaches more and more subscribers throughout the country", OTE Group Chief Technology & Operations Officer, Mr. Stefanos Theocharopoulos, stated.
COSMOTE Business Double Play Fiberspeed Basic & Full Pack subsidized by €360
For those businesses that are located in areas that have access to FTTH, COSMOTE offers the COSMOTE Business Double Play Fiberspeed Basic & Full Pack, plans, providing superfast speeds of 100 & 200Mbps that can be upgraded to 1Gbps in the future.
Besides households, businesses can now receive a special subsidy of €360 in total for an FTTH connection, via the Superfast Broadband initiative of the Ministry of Digital Governance. The initiative is being implemented via the voucher method, which subsidizes the fixed fee of the plans at €13/month, for a maximum period of 24 months, as well as the one-off connection cost of €48. For eligibility, beneficiaries and all necessary information about Superfast Broadband, all interested parties can visit the dedicated site www.sfbb.gr.
Chief Commercial Officer Business Segment of OTE Group, Mr. Grigoris Christopoulos, stated in this respect: "Fiber optic networks are a necessary tool for empowering small and medium-sized companies, through digital development and extroversion. Professionals, who are increasingly turning to cloud applications and e-commerce, can ensure the smooth operation of their business by gaining access to superfast FTTH speeds. Even more now that they have the opportunity to take advantage of the special subsidy provided via the Superfast Broadband action”.
ΟΤΕ Group: Fiber To The Home to more than 300,000 households and businesses in 2020
OTE Group is the largest investor in new technologies and infrastructure in Greece. Thanks to its €2 billion investments over the past six years, OTE Group holds COSMOTE Fiber, the largest fiber optic network in Greece. Under its four-year €2 billion investment plan, OTE Group aims to make FTTH available to more than 300,000 households and businesses in 2020. The network will cover with fiber optics facilities of great social importance, such as universities, transportation centres, industrial parks and public premises.
The COSMOTE Fiber optic network is owned by OTE SA
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