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Thread: Re-locating to Cape Town - Best Area for ADSL?

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    Default Re-locating to Cape Town - Best Area for ADSL?

    Hey guys,

    Been a couple years since I've been in SA. Used to stay in Century City (the Island Club) and managed to have a 4mbit Telkom line + VGS as backup.

    Now it seems as though the exchange *may* be full for the Island Club - came up with some weird "no infrastructure" error at the following link using my old number: https://secureapp.telkom.co.za/checkerdslead/

    Anyways, cost isn't really a problem, I work from home and need very reliable and as fast possible internet (10mbit would be awesome.)

    Does anyone have any information on areas or even buildings that have great quality connections?

    I'm looking at the Century City, the CBD, Gardens and Royal Ascot. Could anyone with experience in any of these areas, particularly Royal Ascot provide some feedback on the quality and speed on connections in the area?

    Cheers,
    Rishan

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    I'm in Royal Ascot and running 4mbps full speed. I have never had issues with the exchange. However, it does not support 10mbps.021 552 is the prefix for reference.

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    Line shows 10Mbps in Queen Victoria Street on a friend's line there - she only has a 384kbps, so not sure what the real performance would be. Why not check http://www.broadbandstats.co.za/exch...Cape/district/ for some further detail - bit tedious, but then again so is slow internet

    Alternatively if you PM me I can send you a Neotel map for fibre I have, it is fairly recent.

    If you have some patience locate in a large building within say 100m of the CoCT fibre runs and you will be getting some amazing bandwidth within a year or so unless the building's trustees/board are idiots.
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    Sea Point has been most reliable from what I've seen, and also the first to be upgraded usually.
    CBD is great - shouldn't get less than 7Mbps there.
    Don't know about the other two.

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    The thread title just got me giddy and also shed a bit of realism. Having to choose a place to stay, based on web connectivity! Speaks volumes of the world or rather the country we live in.

    TISA (This Is South Africa)

    Good luck to the OP with your choice

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    Parow... if you go according to Ookla speedtests!
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    parow +1 , 10mbs exchanges everywhere :P

    http://www.speedtest.net/result/1792963409.png

    and awesome pings :P
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    Definitely Sea Point if you want to be around the CBD. Awesome area too.
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    haha yea it is kind of ridiculous that we have to take into account internet when choosing a place...but to be real, I'm happy to forego 100mbit fibre at 60euros a month for sunshine AND Nandos

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    oh and btw who.is.michael sent me this:
    http://www.broadbandstats.co.za/province/Western%20Cape

    Just hope the rental prices in those areas don't skyrocket after posting it

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    Quote Originally Posted by rishanb View Post
    haha yea it is kind of ridiculous that we have to take into account internet when choosing a place...but to be real, I'm happy to forego 100mbit fibre at 60euros a month for sunshine AND Nandos
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    stay away from Bellville 021 919 xxxx for now
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