TIM Rolled Out Fiber Optic to 3,000 Municipalities in Eight Months
In a time span of just eight months, the Italian municipalities that have benefited from TIM’s expansion of ultrabroadband coverage have risen to about 3,000. October also saw the company continue its commitment to extending optical fiber in Italy thanks to cabling work carried out in 283 municipalities across the country.
TIM confirms the aim of closing the digital divide in Italy by 2021, extending the possibility of remote working and studying, accessing high-speed navigation and using TV and entertainment services to everyone. Thanks to the acceleration in infrastructure rollout accomplished since the start of the emergency phase up until now, TIM’s ultrabroadband services are currently available in over 4,800 Italian municipalities.
TIM also plans to continue to intensify its cabling programs in the coming months in order to bring fiber to 90% of households that use the fixed network by the end of this year, concentrating its efforts mainly in rural or sparsely populated areas of the country. In particular, by the end of 2020, over 5,000 municipalities will have access to ultrabroadband, with the aim of enabling around 75% of households in “white areas” that use a fixed network to benefit from digital technology. To ensure ultrabroadband connections in municipalities that do not yet have access to fiber, TIM has confirmed its commitment also thanks to the use of Fixed Wireless Access.