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Eichwalde: Start of construction of glass fiber from DNS: Net in the Berlin area

With the municipality of Eichwalde, DNS: Net continues to expand the area around Berlin with FTTH (Fiber To The Home). That gave the company announced on July 24, 2020. Construction spokesman Claudia Burkhardt Golem.de said in a few days on request. “With a few exceptions, residents are served in the four-digit range.” Over 40,000 households in the Berlin area currently use fiber optic connections from the medium-sized network operator DNS: Net.

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The first technical locations for connecting Eichwalde to the Brandenburg DNS: Net fiber ring are currently being built. The civil engineering work starts with around 70 kilometers of empty pipe laying in cooperation with local companies. In the past years, according to the company, over 800 cities and municipalities have been supplied with FTTB / H by DNS: Net and technology distributors have been set up.

Soon the first 200 residents of Eichwalde will use the 1 gigabit connection. This requires 40 kilometers of civil engineering and 400 kilometers of fiber optic cables.

With 2.8 km² Eichwalde is one of the municipalities with the smallest area in Brandenburg, but has the second highest population density. The municipality in the district of Dahme-Spreewald has over 6,400 inhabitants and is located on the south-eastern outskirts of Berlin. During the pre-marketing phase until the end of December 2019, DNS: Net assumed the connection development costs.

Competitors in Eichwalde are according to one Report of the Märkische Allgemeine (MAZ) the recently opened Swedish company Open Infra based in Berlin-Mitte, Deutsche Telekom and E.dis. Open Infra is known in Sweden under the company names Svenska Stadsnätsbolaget and Öppna Stadsnät and has supplied 100,000 households with fiber optic connections, which are used by the five largest Swedish fixed network operators. E.dis is a public utility company based in Fürstenwalde in Brandenburg. E.discom, the company’s fixed line network, is active in Brandenburg and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

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