On monday, the municipal utilities will start a new cluster of their fiber optic network at the train station. By the end of the year, 1750 households are to be added to the 35,000 that are already connected. "Bamberg is very well supplied, but we are still a long way from the end when it comes to network expansion", telekom press spokesman markus jodl also says. And vodafone advertises maximum speeds of up to 400 megabits per second, which 45,000 households connected to the fiber-optic cable network can now use.
"A lot has happened in recent years with regard to the availability of high-speed internet. According to the federal broadband atlas, 85 percent of all households in the city of bamberg have access to transmission rates of at least 50 mbit per second, so fast internet is available in most of the city", ihk president sonja weigand notes. But there are still some white spots in the city of bamberg, so further expansion is unavoidable. For entrepreneur and chairman of bamberg startups chris dippold, too, fast internet plays an important role: "most of our tools only make sense with an internet connection, our phone is in the cloud and communication with customers takes place predominantly online."