The German government has unveiled plans to deploy the infrastructure needed to hit 1Gbps broadband speeds across the country by 2025.
will take place across several stages, the first of which will we completed by
the end of 2018, according to the 'Gigabyte Society’ plan laid out by transport
and infrastructure minister Alexander Dobrindt.
stage will see all households become capable of being connected to at least a
50Mbps connection, with all new one-building projects forced to include a fibre
to the home/ fibre to the building connection.
which was part of a new policy paper, will then see fibre infrastructure laid
in new business zones and areas with poor connectivity by the end of 2019.
2020 will see
the rollout of a 5G mobile network, before the plan enters its final phase,
which will see the fibre and mobile infrastructure converge into a gigabyte-capable
The project is being funded in part
by the German government, which has committed an additional €10 billion for the
next phases to the €4 billion it has already spent; and the private sector,
through the Net Alliance, which has already invested €8 billion.