Germany to invest €100 billion in fast internet
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. ■