Fast internet for the whole place - that should soon become a reality in Schöngeising.
The municipality is aiming for the private-sector expansion of the fiber optic network and has now been explained by two interested companies about the framework conditions.
Schöngeising - Up to a certain point, the statements by Peter Reisinger and Martin Schwenke were quite similar. As regional manager for Bavaria, Reisinger represented the German glass fiber group, which built the network in Kottgeisering and bought the former Türkenfeld local network. Schwenke was able to report from GVG Glasfaser GmbH that it was awarded the contract in Puchheim and that it will supply almost 11,000 residential units and commercial customers there with at least 300 Mbit high-speed internet. The company, which is based in Schleswig-Holstein, also wants to set up a regional sales office with 30 employees there. “That makes us a regional provider,” says Schwenke.
In addition to a cooperation agreement with the municipality, both companies need a certain threshold for customers willing to join. 33 percent (German glass fiber) or 40 percent (GVG) of the Schöngeisinger would have to participate so that the expansion can be implemented. During a three-month bundling of demand, the offer is made known locally through info evenings, service points and visits by sales staff.
The fiber optic cables would be laid by both providers into the house, so that - unlike with copper cables - 100 percent of the power reaches the user.
Anyone who opts for a house connection in the course of demand bundling will receive it free of charge.
There are also no costs for the community.
Differences became apparent in the pricing for the use of the network.
Although both companies offer reduced tariffs in the first year, these are around 25 euros per month higher at GVG than at the competition.
The municipal council initially only took note of the statements.
Gabriele Kuhnke (CSU) commented on the address of Deutsche Glasfaser that the sidewalks in Kottgeisering had been poorly restored after the fiber-optic installation.
Reisinger acknowledged the need for improvement.
The question remained open as to whether and how the outlying Zellhof properties and the Jexhof farm museum could be connected to the grid. Due to their distance from the site, the connection is not profitable for the companies if they have to bear the costs of the civil engineering work alone. It is conceivable that the municipality will seek funding within the framework of the Bavarian Gigabit Directive.