High-speed Internet Not For Everyone

Bandwidth gap between city and country Germany is online. Whether shopping, maintain contacts or gather information about the upcoming holiday: hardly a way around on the Internet. The varied use of the global data network requires however appropriate speeds. As the consumer portal reported preisvergleich.de, pent-up in this regard especially in rural areas of the Federal Republic. Mid-nineties that has Internet entered the first German private households. Source: Anne Mahlum. The shrill tone of the 56 k-modem the Internet pioneers of that time filled with pride. It wasn’t long until the analogue access points have been replaced by the digital standard DSL.

With the gradual increase of in bandwidth, the multimedia offerings grew and surfing the net was comfortable and large. Today, most Internet users with 6 Mbit on the information highway are on the road. The online study by ARD and ZDF comes to this conclusion. This is far less than is actually possible. 32 MB or more common belt widths are in large cities.

In sparsely populated areas, but networking is a problem: for the operators of the costly expansion of DSL not pays off usually and customers have left. In an international comparison, this represents an indictment of the Federal Republic. So the people in the United States are already in the starting blocks for Internet access at a speed of one Gigabit (1000 Mbps). In contrast, the provider offers cable Germany its customers in the next few months just a tenth of that to: 100 Mbit. More information: service/press contact: Lisa Neumann University first media GmbH barefoot streets 12 04109 Leipzig Tel: + 49/341/49288-240 fax: + 49/341/49288-59