Cisco Installs Fiber Network In Amsterdam

Cisco Systems, which is managing the activation and utilization of the network called Glasvezelnet Amsterdam , said formal installation is getting underway on Thursday.

The private and public collaboration is aimed at providing a combination of telephony, TV and Internet access at competitive prices. Glasvezelnet's goal is to cover some 450,000 Amsterdam citizens before 2010.

The network is divided into three separate sectors consisting of the city government, various housing corporations, and investor interests.

"Because of the collaboration between various parties, we are able to contribute to supplying new, innovative services to citizens and companies in Amsterdam," said Michiel Panders, commercial director service providers at Cisco, in a prepared statement.

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