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Germany to invest €100 billion in fast internet

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German Federal Minister Alexander Dobrindt has decided with the members of Netzallianz Digitales Germany the future of the offensive Gigabit Germany.

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The aim of the joint strategy is to invest €100 billion to build a high-performance broadband network by 2025 in Germany. This is to enable network speeds in the gigabit range.

Dobrindt said: "New applications like Virtual Reality and the networking of all things bring enormous data growth.

"In the future, we need more bandwidth, reliable real-time transmission, and intelligent networks that process data independently, prioritize it and transport it to the user as quickly as possible.

"To this end, we are now building next-generation broadband networks, bringing together the most advanced technologies, such as fiber and the future 5G mobile communications standard.

"Our common goal is to invest €100 billion to create a nationwide gigabit network in Germany by 2025."

The future offensive Gigabit Deutschland sees, among other things, a massive expansion of the broadband networks - by billions of investments of the telecommunication companies, intensified co-operation and a targeted promotion of the federation.

The BMVI already provides around 4 billion euros to connect underserved regions to broadband. From 2018 onwards, BMVI's investment in digital infrastructure is expected to be around 10 percent of the federal net investment.

This means a further 3 billion euros of federal funds for fast Internet per year.

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