More than 18.000 households and business premises in Gorinchem were connected to Ziggo's fastest Internet connection this week. This will enable customers in this municipality to obtain download speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second. With this latest connection, Ziggo is providing gigabit speeds to a total of almost 7 million Dutch households and businesses. In the course of 2022, all customers will have access to download speeds of up to 1 Gbps through the existing network.
Recently, the fibre-optic cable network of Gorinchem was technically prepared for gigabit Internet. Ziggo technicians placed more than 26,226 new connectors at home connections and replaced more than 2,448 connection cables in 1,400 street cabinets. Altogether, more than three kilometers of new network cabling in street cabinets and district centres. Thanks to all these innovations, superfast Internet will not be available per street or district, but Ziggo will connect entire cities or regions at once. The 1 Gbps download speeds will therefore be available immediately.
Signal mainly via fibre optic cable
Ziggo's fixed network consists of fibre optics and coaxial cables, and on this network, the route that the internet signal takes from the data centre to a home connection mainly runs via fibre optic cables. Only the last part, from the fiber node to the living room, goes via coaxial cables, with Ziggo applying DOCSIS 3.1 technology to this coaxial section. This also enables high Internet speeds to be achieved, with downloads already reaching up to 1 Gbps, and this technology ensures that speeds of up to 10 gigabits per second will become possible within a few years. Upload speeds will also increase over time. In April 2021 VodafoneZiggo achieved a download speed of 10 gigabits per second on its existing fixed network during a test. With this sort of speed, for example, a two-hour 4K film can be downloaded in 10 seconds.
Ziggo's new 'GIGA' subscription includes: internet up to 1 Gbps download and 50 Mbps upload, the most comprehensive television channel package via the interactive Mediabox Next, Ziggo Movies & Series XL, Ziggo Sport Totaal, Ziggo GO app and a fixed telephone connection.
Read more about GigaNet, the powerful network of Vodafone and Ziggo.