Iliad-Free FTTH service in Valenciennes: 100 Mbps for 30 EUR

Iliad, a French telecommunications operator, has launched its “Free” fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) service in the city of Valenciennes with a 30 EUR per month triple play (Internet-TV-Telephony) offer that promises 100 Mbps downstream and 50 Mbps upstream.

Valenciennes belongs to the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region and lies very close to the border with Belgium. It has a population of approximately 50,000 and an area of 6 square miles. The FTTH network is the result of a close cooperation between the Valenciennes municipality and Iliad-Free. The city gave Iliad-Free permission to use the city’s underground ducts for the rollout of Iliad’s fiber optic cables. Valenciennes emphasizes that its ducts are open to all operators in order to guarantee a more competitive market for broadband services and provide its residents with choice. Allowing operators such as Iliad to use the city’s fiber ducts minimizes operators’ deployment costs and speeds up the rollout of high-speed broadband access.

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