Broadband, work completed for the Open Fiber network in Mascali: ultra-fast internet for 1,100 real estate units


By John

It is already operational at Mascali the new public ultra-broadband telecommunications network. Open Fiber has completed the construction work on the network infrastructure which allows citizens, businesses and professionals of the Municipality in the province of Catania to access the Internet with effective and cutting-edge services. The intervention focused in particular on less densely populated areas and so far without ultra-fast connectivity.

The ultra-fast network available today in Mascali reaches 1,100 real estate units through the FTTH technology (Fibre-to-the-home, the optical fiber extended right up to the inside of buildings), the only solution capable of guaranteeing connection speeds of 1 Gigabit per second and even higher. Among the buildings covered are the former Santa Venera school, the elementary school in the hamlet of Puntalazzo and the cemetery premises.


This is a strategic investment for the digitalisation of the territory which does not burden the Municipality’s budget. The technological infrastructure, in fact, was financed with regional and state funds as part of the Ultra Wide Band Plan (BUL) managed by Infratel Italia, a company of the Ministry of Business and Made in Italy, with the coordination of the Sicilian Region. The impact of laying the fiber is very low, thanks to innovative and sustainable excavation techniques that allow Open Fiber to reuse existing infrastructure.


«Thanks to the FTTH network and the Open Fiber cabling project, Mascali is equipped with an ultra broadband network capable of delivering ever-increasing volumes of data traffic, allowing for fast and enabling use of connections for smart working, streaming of HD content, online purchases and access to remote public administration services”, he explains Giusy Grassofield manager of the company led by the CEO Giuseppe Gola.


Open Fiber is the main Italian FTTH fiber optic operator and among the leaders in Europe. Being a wholesale only operator, it does not sell fiber optic services directly to the end customer, but makes its infrastructure available to all interested operators on equal terms. To take advantage of ultra-broadband connectivity, users can check the coverage of their address on the website, contact an operator and choose their preferred tariff plan to start surfing at high speed.