Internet provider DELTA plans to more than double its number of fiber connections to 2 million addresses in the Netherlands by 2025.
To this end, 2 billion euros will be invested in the coming years.
DELTA currently has 900,000 addresses throughout the Netherlands connected to the fiber optic network.
According to the provider, 20,000 will be added every month.
DELTA is mainly active outside the large cities with the construction of the fiber optic infrastructure.
Fiber optic internet connections are much faster than cable and copper.
These speeds will increase further in the coming years.
Download speeds of up to 1 Gbps can be achieved on the current network.
According to DELTA, these will increase to speeds of up to 10 Gbps from 2022.
The provider will announce new plans and prices later.
Half of the Netherlands has access to fiber optic
With the new investment and expansion plans, DELTA is pursuing KPN and Ziggo.
KPN announced at the end of June that it had now connected 3 million households to fiber.
The provider wants to connect another 3 million addresses by the end of 2026.
Ziggo currently has about 3.5 million addresses connected to its fiber optic network.
In 2022, if customers should get to the fast network, although the company does not mention exact numbers.
According to the Authority for Consumers & Markets (ACM), 3.9 million of the 8 million Dutch households are now connected to fiber. That number has grown significantly in recent years. Although the ACM is happy with the rollout of the network, the authority recommended better cooperation between providers earlier this year. For example, the roll-out should be accelerated and the nuisance for residents should be reduced.