Internet, television & telephone
The Internet network in Germany is neat. Compared to other European nations, the connection speeds can be slow in some cases. Therefore, before signing a contract, make sure you do a speed test. Due to the history (the DSL and cable network was both long owned by Telekom) DSL is widely used.
The improved VDSL standard enables better speeds. This has become necessary because the Telekom had to sell the cable network. Some providers now also offer Internet access via the cable network.
In addition to Internet, (almost) every tariff includes a landline connection. In addition, things like television can be booked.
Telekom – All-Inclusive
This is by far our expat favourite: This set includes everything you need for your new home in Germany: digital TV, broadband internet and a landline phone number. Just order your preferred package online and get a 10% online discount.
If you just want to get broadband internet, this is your package! Note that in Germany a landline phone number automatically comes with every broadband internet connection. Just select your preferred package and soon you can a enjoy high-speed LTE connection in your home.
O2 DSL is rather popular in Germany and liked by many as well as disliked by quite a few. In order to decide if O2 should be your DSL provider you will have to weight the pros and cons and see if perhaps the complaints that others may have are not so bad, or a definite turn off.