My office just signed up for 20 meg with Frogfoot. It is wonderful!
Residential prices I've seen so far are a rip off. What is the point of capped fibre
Last edited by burn; 10-08-2012 at 05:10 PM.
The business prices are a ripoff. Look at wireless providers, you can get those same speeds and 1:1 contention ratios for allot cheaper.
Gives these guys a call http://www.adept.co.za/main/main-no-rss.php, ask about their wireless solutions.
The business prices on Century City Connect are ridiculous, they're more expensive than our entire office rent for a CAPPED offering, and nowhere near comparable in pricing to Neotel fibre. On top of that the developer doesn't allow any other infrastructure on their property due to their vested interest in CCC. And you thought Telkom was the only corrupt monopoly ...
Just for the record, if you compare the services, apples to apples now, CCC is not overboard with their prices. NeoBroadband Fiber looks good until you read the fine print with the soft caps and contention ratio and it's a best effort service... Regardless it's still ridiculous.
Fiber is very costly at this stage every ware from what I see. The problem with Century City is you don't have a choice. It's ether going through that horrible exchange or it's CCC. The rest of the world has options.
If you go for a fishbone from VOX or that new thing from RSA web, and you get ADSL lines bonded it will be cheaper than the fiber line at the same speed. Allot cheaper. You will get nailed on bandwidth costs though, but this you can negotiate. Just remember that you can't negotiate without bringing something to the table...
The nice thing about the bonded solution is that you can lose a line or three and still work. In fact, you won't even notice if a line drops unless you are specifically looking for it. I had a line down for over month without noticing. That is testament to how bad it is, but it's allot better than just having one line.
As for anything else - I'm just an "IT guy", I can't change Century City's policies.
I'm happy with Neotel's TOS and prices and the performance we have gotten from it in our JHB office. CCC can't offer me anything comparable.
I don't mind CCC overcharging, I just won't use their service. I just have a problem with the developer not allowing stuff like wireless in the suburb. That's just greedy.
I can't wait for the prices to drop. I am with Amobia and can only afford a 1Mbps (Fibre) line atm (R699).
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Just spent 30 minutes (2 calls) on the phone with Amobia. They can't understand why my downloads are so slow. Sheesh.
Amobia called back.
They also get low speeds. Nothing they can do. WTF?!?
I need a new ISP, but I cannot find another. Anyone?