Facts about Germany 2015 2015 - Page 75

Always online: developing the digital infrastructure is among the Federal Government’s key projects nationwide broadband infrastructure with In 2015 broadband Internet with a speed of a download speed of at least 50 Mbit/s by at least 50 Mbit/s, for the most part via land- 2018. The Federal Government and indus- line, is available for almost two thirds of all try have put together an extensive 10-bil- households (64 percent). Connections with lion-euro broadband expansion package. over 50 Mbit/s are available for four out of That said, 87 percent of private households five (82 percent) households in cities, and already have broadband access. Nonetheless for every fifth household (20 percent) in there continue to be differences in broad- rural districts. The wireless communica- band coverage between old and new federal tion standard LTE reaches 92 percent of states, and between cities and rural areas. households.