KPN sets aggressive Fiber to the X timeline

KPN has set a high bar for its Fiber to the X ambitions: connect up to 1.3 million homes by the end of 2012. Already serving 460,000 users, KPN will gradually connect customers to the Fiber to the Home (FTTH) network through its joint venture with local provider partner Reggefiber. KPN currently owns a 41 percent stake in Reggefiber.

"By 2012, KPN targets some 600,000 to 800,000 active customers on fiber-to-the-home and fiber-to-the-curb combined, roughly corresponding to 10 percent of Dutch households," KPN said in a statement.

Although the Netherlands has been able to hook up 80 percent of its 16.4 million population with wireline broadband and is ranked as having one of the top broadband rates in the world, it trails Sweden and Japan in terms of fiber-based broadband.

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