In Tokushima, you can have the CATV network in a low cost with help of local government, even if you live in mountainous areas, where profitability is low and maintenance is difficult. It’s the third largest cable network in Japan, which extends beyond 200,000 kilometers, equivalent to 5 laps around the earth! Indeed, this is "Kingdom of Optical network " Tokushima.
- CATV household penetration rate in Tokushima is ranked the 1st in Japan.
※ Tokushima household penetration rate: 88.5%, Nationwide penetration rate: 51.6% (As of the end of March 2012, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications)
CATV service is provided to all 24 municipalities in Tokushima. As the end of March 2012, number of households with CATV subscription is 284,719 and 88.5% of all households have subscribed.
- Distance per household and the core length of fiber optic network maintained by municipality is ranked 1st in Japan. (Tokushima prefecture research, 2012)
Meters per capita (approximately); Tokushima: 256m per person, Nationwide average: 33m per person.
Meters per household (approximately); Tokushima: 625m per household, Nationwide average: 78m per household.
※ Project cost required for "CATV network maintenance" until now is 27.56 billion yen (1998 - 2010) out of "CATV network plan for all prefectures" 24.39 billion yen.