FTTH isn't resonating with Germany's broadband users

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Despite all of the unlimited bandwidth promise of Fiber to the Home (FTTH)-based services in German consumers aren't biting.

As reported by the FTTH Council Europe, Germany trails the rest of Europe in terms of FTTH deployment with only 1 million homes passed with fiber as the end of 2011 and 166,000 total subscribers.  

Part of the reason why Germany does not have a large FTTH user base may be because the market is currently served by competitive providers, including municipal providers and utilities mainly in major cities.

But where FTTH is available, service providers have done a poor job marketing the service and consumers have been turned off by long-term two-year contracts.  

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