View Full Version : Museum for the Holy Grail
22-01-2005, 03:30 PM
Maybe we should start a museum/archive site somewhere for tales and pics of the innovations/trials/tribulations of desperate plp in SA for REAL DEPENDABLE broadband internet access
22-01-2005, 03:34 PM
Taking of people who need internet, does anyone know if iBurst will be providing internet to schools?
22-01-2005, 03:45 PM
Well according to some of the press releases they'll be doing the previously disadvanteged areas as priority. To setup a school for internet access will be easy if the tehcnical problems gets sorted out and they give a school : uncapped , port shaped access. At a good rate that is. No p2p :).
22-01-2005, 03:54 PM
Apart from Soweto were sentech have already internet in schools, iBurst doesnt have coverage in other townships
22-01-2005, 04:09 PM
Have noticed that . But like Tembisa could be covered from 1 water tower in Midrand. There is a thread on the forum that covers suggestions to WBS. Maybe u should post there. :)
Native, if you haven't seen this thread, take a look at what WBS have released to the press:
2005-01-10/WBS's R400m Internet plan.
Also, their priority had better be schools, with the 50% discount schools will be paying what we should be paying per month (i.e. a maximum of R350) ;)
22-01-2005, 04:13 PM
IC I agree.
Schools should be the upmost priority in any ISP/broadband/internet access provider business plan. When I hear about what grade 1 have do, they cant with some decent affordable internet access.
22-01-2005, 04:16 PM
jeez , forums are like meetings they degenerate into something totally of topic :o
Nah, that just me with:
Project derail-a-thread is on time & within budget.
22-01-2005, 05:46 PM
I think rpm should have a poll for the best topic de-railer. My vote will be a toss up between ic & noone :D
Back to the topic, that would a great idea, remember even getting e-mail in south africa was huge battle with goverment & telkom. It took nearly 2 years of hard work.
Back to the topic, that would a great idea, remember even getting e-mail in south africa was huge battle with goverment & telkom. It took nearly 2 years of hard work.Ahhh, sadly back on a topic - not sure it is this one though - also remember that whilst we now have email, most government people & departments still don't know what it is, don't know how to use, don't like keeping mail & web servers up & patched, basically government people still do not want email or internet...
I think they'd be quite content with using smoke signals - mindyou there is a law that prevent smoking inside buildings - so government should be working out in open spaces & sending those smoke signals...
Project derail-a-thread is definitely on-time & within budget...
22-01-2005, 08:16 PM
lmao :D sad but true.
Mayby they can make those tin can phone things. Aslong as they dont cross a public road with the string. ;)
23-01-2005, 08:35 AM
This topic so fits with my sig...today my speed has gone sub 56k...ai yai yai :(