The Glass-Fibre-City project brought speeds of 50 Mbps to 7 000 houses in Lauchhammer via a private network with a capacity for 10 Gbps. The project's presence as a finalist in the European Broadband Awards garnered attention from the villages surrounding Lauchhammer, which also had very poor internet, telephony and television coverage. The villages began to ask themselves why they could not do the same.
Roll-out of the Glass-Fibre-City Project
Due to this increased demand for better services and connectivity, a pilot project was launched to connect 600 homes in the neighbouring village of Grünewald with 1 Gbps Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH). In order to reduce costs, the project coordinated closely with the municipality and electricity company, who both needed to undertake work in the area.
Grünewald became the first village in rural Brandenburg with a complete FTTH infrastructure, while the project continues to grow in the area. Investments of EUR 10.35 million are planned, with an additional 6 500 homes to be covered in the next three to five years, and a further 1 500 currently under development.
Find out more about:
- The European Broadband Awards
- Good practices in broadband projects – video interview series
- The Broadband Competence Offices (BCO) Network
Contact your national Broadband Competence Office (BCO) using the BCO Network Directory for information on how they can support your broadband project.