German cable network operator Unitymedia has announced it achieved its goal of expanding its high speed broadband network to 6.8 million households in North Rhine-Westphalia and Hesse by the end of 2010. The cableco’s ‘Fiber Power’ network, which offers broadband download speeds of up to 128Mbps, is now available to 80% of all households connected to its cable network. In 2011 Unitymedia plans to enable 90% of its connected homes to benefit from the upgrade, which is which is based on EuroDOCSIS 3.0 technology. Unitymedia is a subsidiary of US-based cable company Liberty Global Inc, which completed the acquisition of the German firm in January 2010. Unitymedia passes 8.8 million households in the federal states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Hesse.
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