Tag Archives: Too Small To Have Internet? Tiny German Village Builds Own Broadband Service

Too Small To Have Internet? Tiny German Village Builds Own Broadband Service – 3 june 2014

RT logoInhabitants of a small village in Germany have taken the digital law into their own hands. They laid their own fiber optic cables setting up their own broadband network after being told their village was too small and remote by telephone companies.

When Internet Service Providers and telephone companies told residents of Löwenstedt in northern Germany that they were too small and irrelevant to warrant a decent internet service they decided they would do it themselves.

But the unique geography of Löwenstedt and many other villages in the northern Friesland region means that just 640 people were spread out over 200 hectares and 22 km of cable would need to be laid to connect everyone to broadband.

Read the full story at: www.rt.com / link to original article