Swisscom Connects More Than 3 million Ultrafast Broadband Connections with Fibre-optic Network

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Swisscom announced that half of all Swiss communities and more than three million homes and offices already enjoy bandwidths of 80 Mbit/s to 1Gbit/s.

The Operator is currently serving more than 3 million broadband connections or 60 per cent of the around 5.2 million homes and businesses in Switzerland. Saint-Barthélemy (VD) is the 1,111th community in Switzerland to have access to more than 80 Mbit/s in the Swisscom network. This milestone represents the halfway mark in the national network expansion, which benefits small villages and big cities alike. All 2,222 communities are due to be covered by the end of 2021.

The current expansion status of every community can be checked online at any time and for every home. With investments totalling CHF 1.6 billion annually in IT and infrastructure, Swisscom makes a key contribution to the digitisation of Switzerland, ensuring that even rural regions and areas with challenging topography to gain network access.

Markus Reber, Head of Swisscom Network Expansion
Expansion in Saint-Barthélemy and its neighbouring communities is a perfect example of our promise to bring the latest fibre-optic technologies to all communities in Switzerland. The second half of the expansion will continue in the same vein and will be completed in 2021.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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