According to the Electronic Communications and Postal Regulatory Authority (Arcep), fiber optic internet in France experienced a slight slowdown in its deployment in the first quarter of 2022, but adoption is still increasing.
72% of French premises eligible for fiber in 2022
As of March 31, 2022, there were thus 1 million additional fiber subscribers, bringing the total to 19.3 million. Fiber thus represents 61% of all high-speed and very high-speed internet subscriptions (up 10% in one year). In the first quarter of 2022, 1.1 million additional premises were made connectable to fiber, i.e. 20% less than during the same period in 2021. 72% of premises are thus eligible for fiber optics.