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Dutch Feast on Fiber

3:10 PM -- The Dutch, it seems, are keen on a number of things -- tulips, cheese, clogs, and fiber-to-the-home with a hint of Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO).

The vendor is already involved with the City of Amsterdam's fiber rollout. (See Amsterdam Gets Active With FTTH.)

Now it says it's involved in the biggest fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) project in the Netherlands, where up to 200,000 homes could be hooked up with their own dedicated fiber by the marvelously named Reggefiber. (See Reggefiber Uses Cisco for FTTH .)

No tulips were hurt during the signing of the contract.

Europe, and France in particular, is awash with fiber access developments. (See Iliad Tempers Its FTTH Target, Telenor Plans FTTH, IPTV in 2008, PacketFront Lands Vienna Deal, Parisians Plan EPON Network, Slovenia Snacks on Fiber Diet, Ericsson Adds to Euro GPON Action, Neuf Makes Acquisitions Count, and FTTH Council Sets Euro Target.)

— Ray Le Maistre, Horticulture Editor, Light Reading

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