Internet provider DELTA is introducing a new and extra fast fiber optic subscription.

Certain customers will also receive an upgrade to faster internet, the company reports in a press release on Thursday.

It concerns a new subscription with a speed of 8 gigabits per second via fiber optic.

Fiber optic internet connections are a lot faster than those via cable and copper.

DELTA is mainly active outside the large cities with the construction of the fiber optic infrastructure.

The new subscription is therefore not available everywhere.

For the time being, it can only be closed in Het Hogeland in Groningen, Drechterland-Noord in North Holland and Alphen, Chaam en Riel in North Brabant.

According to the provider, new places are added every month.

From next year, the subscription must also be available to all existing fiber optic customers.

Customers currently on a 400 megabit per second subscription will soon be upgraded to 1 gigabit per second.

Although their internet is getting faster, they will pay 2.50 euros less per month.

Customers who already have a subscription of 1 gigabit per second will spend 19 euros less.

DELTA announced earlier this week that it plans to double the number of its own fiber optic connections to two million addresses in the Netherlands by 2025. 2 billion euros will be invested in this in the coming years. The latest network that DELTA is now rolling out can transmit speeds of up to 10 gigabits per second.