Berne, 07 February 2012
Swisscom plans to deploy a fibre-optic network in Yverdon-les-Bains and connect the majority of the town's households and businesses over the course of the next few years. Customers will be able to benefit from Swisscom's first fibre-based service offerings as early as autumn 2012.
Swisscom will install a fibre-optic network in the town of Yverdon-les-Bains over the course of the next few years. This state-of-the-art technology will provide businesses and households with high-speed Internet access thanks to its high bandwidth. Swisscom will carry out the connection work and collaborate with the Service des Energies d'Yverdon-les-Bains (SEY) to lay the fibre-optic cables in certain districts of the town. Talks are under way to define a coordinated procedure to perform this construction work. The municipality of Yverdon-les-Bains welcomes this arrangement and supports the project.
Swisscom has started contacting building owners in order to present the agreement governing the installation of fibre-optic connections to buildings and the running of fibres to homes. The work will begin in spring 2012. Swisscom will lay four fibres per household and business. Thanks to non-discriminatory access to the fibre-optic network in Yverdon, operators not wishing to invest in the new infrastructure will still have access. This approach helps to foster competition in the telecoms market. Customers will also benefit from a choice of operators and an extensive range of service offerings.