400 Mbit/s for local high school
Tele Columbus doubles Internet bandwidth in Sangershausen
- Technical upgrade increases bandwidth up to 400 Mbit/s
- Covering 6,000 homes in Sangershausen
- Local high school can roll out e-learning concept
Berlin, 13 May 2019. 6,000 homes and a local high school in Sangershausen can now go online at twice the speed thanks to a network upgrade. Tele Columbus is now offering high-speed Internet access of up to 400 Mbit/s via its brand PŸUR. The 1,000 high school students are among the first to enjoy this state-of-the-art broadband platform.
In total more than 6,000 homes of the local housing industry will benefit from the upgrade as they are all connected to Tele Columbus' fibre network. "We are continuously investing in our networks in order to meet our customer's expectations regarding high-performance Internet access", comments Enrico Voigt, Key Account Manager for Sangershausen at Tele Columbus. "Therefore we upgraded our local network from 200 Mbit/s to 400 Mbit/s".
The local high school is connected free of charge to Tele Columbus' network since January 2018. The connection was made possible thanks to a successful cooperation by the school's administration, parents' representatives, Wohnungsbaugenossenschaft Sangershausen, Euronics XXL Sangershauen and Tele Columbus.
"It is no secret that there is a large catch-up potential at German schools when it comes to digitalization. We are proud that we have already successfully completed several projects regarding e-learning", highlights Jens Peter, the headmaster. For example there is so-called tablet class each year which works with digital notes that can be stored and exchanged online. This platform also provides digital books with audio and video files. Moreover several class rooms were equipped with multimedia whiteboards.
"The high-speed Internet access provided by Tele Columbus allows for uninterrupted online work of the tablet classes, multimedia blackboards and all senior students. Our e-learning concept can now draw on even faster download rates and be further expanded which is a great success for us", states Jens Peter, the headmaster.
Tele Columbus AG is one of Germany's leading fibre network operators which reaches more than 3 million homes. Via its brand PŸUR, the Company, offers high-speed internet including telephony and more than 250 TV channels. All of this via a digital entertainment platform that combines linear TV with video on demand entertainment. To its housing association partners the Tele Columbus Group offers tailored models of cooperation and state-of-the-art services such as telemetric and tenant portals. As a full-service partner for municipalities and regional utilities, the Company is actively supporting the fibre-based infrastructure and broadband internet expansion in Germany. For its business customers the Group offers carrier services and corporate solutions on its proprietary fibre network. Besides its headquarter in Berlin, the Company has locations in Hamburg, Leipzig, Ratingen and Unterföhring/Munich. Since January 2015, Tele Columbus AG is listed on the regulated market (Prime Standard) of the Frankfurt Stock exchange.
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