'Construction of fiber optic Amsterdam is too slow'

The construction of fiberglass in Amsterdam is not progressing enough. That is the conclusion of the Court of Amsterdam Metropolis. The number of dwellings to be built where the cable is up to the front door is far from being achieved. By means of a stake in Glasvezelnet Amsterdam BV, Amsterdam wants to ensure that fiber is not only located in prosperous neighborhoods, but is also built in less expensive neighborhoods

The construction of fiberglass in Amsterdam is not progressing enough. That is the conclusion of the Court of Amsterdam Metropolis. The number of dwellings to be built where the cable is up to the front door is far from being achieved.

By means of a stake in Glasvezelnet Amsterdam BV, Amsterdam wants to ensure that fiber is not only located in prosperous neighborhoods, but is also built in less expensive neighborhoods.

But in the past four years, only 24.00 connections have been realized, while 380, 000 were envisaged.

In general, large cities are lagging behind with fiber optics, partly because cable is often already present.