Hollands Kroon FTTH project attracts no operators

Wednesday 14 September 2016 | 10:58 CET | News
The Dutch city of Hollands Kroon will have to look at alternative options for bringing fibre to the area, after negotiations with market players failed. The local cooperative Breedband Hollands Kroon had hoped to have a deal in place to start construction before year-end. 

In 2015, the cooperative collected 2,600 signatures during a demand aggregation. It then contacted Ziggo, KPN and CIF to consider roll-out options. Ziggo was not interested, while the other two operators started talks. KPN proved unwillingly to commit to the project, and an agreement with CIF appears unlikely in the near term. Negotiations will continue, but the organisers would like to move more quickly than CIF. 

The cooperative said the talks show the market does not offer any option, justifying an application to the state for financial support. 

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