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Fastweb Connects 1 million Homes and Businesses in Rome with 100Mbps Fiber Broadband

Clock 14 February 2016
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Fastweb Connects 1 million Homes and Businesses in Rome with 100Mbps Fiber Broadband Image Credit: Fastweb

Fastweb, a Swisscom subsidiary that provides fixed broadband and IPTV service in Italy announced that it has connected a million of its residential and business customers in Rome who can now browse the Internet at ultra-broadband speeds of up to 100 Mbps. The Operator in 2013, announced that the fiber network will be extended to reach 30 per cent of the city's population by this year. 

Along side high speed fiber broadband connectivity, Fastweb is also bringing the 'WOW FI' community-based WiFi service to Rome. New users in Rome will be able to access around 100,000 hotspots made available by Fastweb customers who agree to share a small portion of their fixed broadband bandwidth in return for access to the community Wi-Fi network throughout the country. The WOW-Fi is currently available in 46 Italian cities and boasts a total of 250,000 active hotspots throughout the country. 

Mario Mella, Chief Technology Officer of Fastweb
In Rome Fastweb has invested a total of EUR 220 million to roll out 2,200 km of fiber optic infrastructure.

Federico Ciccone, Chief Marketing Officer of Fastweb
Our shared wi-fi solution provides unlimited traffic and has no usage limit in either the volume of traffic or in connection time, perfect for watching streaming video services outside the home.

Ray is The Fast Mode's editor and content director. Ray has covered the wireless industry as a writer for more than 10 years, focusing on technology and business aspects of the telecoms sector. Ray can be reached at ray.sharma(at)thefastmode.com. Follow Ray at linkedin.com/in/raysharma10

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