Free and France Télécom-Orange have just signed an agreement to cofinance FTTH (Fiber To The Home) networks, up to the homes themselves, therefore, in less densely populated areas. The agreement covers some sixty agglomerations representing 5 million households. Deployments planned for 2011 and 2012.
Pierre Louette, General Secretary of the France Telecom Orange group gave details of the first cities concerned via his Twitter account: “The 1st are Oullins, Palaiseau and the loops of the Seine (Chatou), Dijon, Brest, Le Havre, Reims agglomerations. The rest from September. “
Free, for its part, is delighted that, unlike very dense areas where each operator deploys a network up to buildings and for all lines, the selected co-financing scheme makes it possible to invest only at the level of the lines. necessary to serve its subscribers.