During the flood of the century in July 2021 in Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia, not only were hundreds of people killed, but numerous houses, roads and infrastructure were also completely destroyed in this disaster.
Only a few months after the flood in the Ahr Valley, reconstruction could begin, most of the debris and mud was removed from the areas and remaining houses were drained. A new high-pressure natural gas pipeline was also built through the lower Ahr Valley in a record time of just 100 days to supply residents there during winter temperatures.
In December 2021, the Connect Energie company also started planning and building the Telekom fiber optic network in the Dernau, Rech and Mayschoß areas.
In cooperation with Connect Energie, siticom is responsible for the entire planning and preparatory route securing of the network.
More than 42 kilometers of fiber optic main cables and another 190 kilometers of branch lines, starting from 28 newly planned Telekom network distributors, will be planned to reach the households. A total of around 2,000 households should therefore be able to benefit from this. In addition, the new fiber optic connection will not incur any costs for the owners.
Planning is expected to be completed by the end of March 2022 and network construction by mid-2023.