History

In 1999, Deutsche Telekom introduced the most widely spread internet service provider in Germany. Nevertheless, other internet services such as cable, FTTH and FTTB, satellite, LTE and HSDPA are available up to date. Below is a list of internet providers in Germany.

DSL

This is the most widely spread internet access technology in German. Technology has over 30 million subscribers across the country. The major DSL internet service providers in the nation include Deutsche Telekom, Congstar, Vodafone, Versatel, O2 and 1&1.

Cable internet

It is mainly offered by Kabel Deutschland and Unity media. The two are separated geographically. However, other small cable internet providers exist but are not spread nationwide.

A 2-year tariff with an average of 120 Mbps costs about €35 monthly and with HDTV cable about €60 monthly.

Download speeds of cable internet range between 10 to 400 Mbps currently.

FTTH and FTTB

Deutsche Telekom is the main of this type of internet. As of January 2014, 884,000 households were connected to this internet at a price of €55 for 100/50 Mbps and €60 for 200/100 Mbps.

Other providers include Mnet in Munich, wilhelm.tel in Hamburg, Netcologne in Cologne and NetAachen in Aachen.

Satellite

Satellite providers offer flat rates and are more geographically prevalent than land-based technology. Satellites have broadband capabilities even in the most remote places. In areas where FTTH and FTTB, cable or even DSL are not available, satellites, HSDPA and LTE are the main primary providers of the internet.

Satellite internet providers in Germany include VSAT internet, VSAT maritime internet, BNG internet service and so on.

HSDPA/UMTS and LTE

They are offered by all the four mobile network operators. Its speed may vary depending on location (rural vs city). Download speeds for HSDPA/UMTS go up to 42.2 Mbps while that of LTE go up to 375Mbps.