About 3.9 million of the 8 million households in the Netherlands have a fiber optic connection, writes the Authority for Consumers & Markets (ACM) in its Telecom Monitor.
According to the authority, the number of homes that will be connected to fiberglass continues to grow.
In the first quarter of 2021, 200,000 homes were connected to the fiber optic network, enabling high internet speeds (up to 1 Gbps) to be achieved.
In 2020, a total of half a million households were connected to fiber optic, and in 2019 there were only 180,000.
1.7 million of the households with access to fiber have a subscription.
In addition, there are another 3.5 million households that have an internet subscription via cable.
For the first time, more than half of Dutch households have an internet connection with a speed higher than 100 Mbps.
The Dutch still call more often.
In the first quarter, the number of calling minutes rose to 13.1 million.
That number has fluctuated between 10 and 12 million in recent quarters.
The number of text messages sent continues to fall. 600,000 were shipped in the first three months of this year, down 6 percent from the previous quarter. Mobile data usage increased by 7 percent to 270 billion MB.