In 1990, no way to correctly receive television at Ferrette: the hertzian waves don't pass, they bounce. Three friends fond of technics set-up their cables: it was the birth of the local network, named Kbleu... and television reached Ferette!
Kbleu chooses to operate as a municipal or inter-municipal local authority structure.
In 2015, this authority manages the TV, Internet and telephony distribution infrastructures for the citizens of both municipalities. The friends are still there: energetic volunteers and experts, they practice sharing for the benefit of all. Proponents of open-source software and its spirit, they provide an alternative to the market-based model. And refuse to give-up and bend before the leading market operators...
Kbleu animates the local channel and distributes television, telephony and Internet, for all residents of Ferrette and Vieux Ferrette. Saying "Kbleu" means a cable (we are located in the south of Alsace...). It is a simple play on words of the malicious inventors.
ASN : 50547
What Kbleu appreciates:
- Simplicity: clear offer of services
- Quality: professional expert technicians
- Public service: no shareholders, the net income is used entirely for network improvement
- Reduced Costs: volunteers invest themselves for you!
- Integration of inhabitants: multicultural programs
- Investment in local life: KbleuTV, hosting of Internet sites for associations, partnerships with small and medium-sized enterprises, Internet filter for schools
- Reactivity: a whish? Kbleu is listening to you... and does its best!
- Challenges: Kbleu is successful in meeting all its goals!
Kbleu today is:
- A unique TV subscription of more than 130 programs including a pack of pay-TV channels
- The 120 world's radio stations streamed over the network
- A standard Internet subscription (25 Mbits) and THD option (100 Mbits)
- A telephone subscription
More information on the Kbleu website...
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