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Thread: Municipal networks may hold the key to affordable, fast broadband

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    Great, something positive! But the question that none of these articles anwer is: Who do I contact to become part of this initiative? What is the number I phone to get connected?
    We cannot complain about the service from Telkom, because there is none!

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    Now if only the Cape Town Municipality would wake up.

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    Talking It takes 9 months to do anything in the Mother City.

    Quote Originally Posted by DjStyles
    Now if only the Cape Town Municipality would wake up.
    Now that is an understatement.
    You know of course that Cape Town in the Mother City and it takes 9 months to do anything. Even changing a light bulb!
    Die mense slaap in die Kaap. E'kapa e'lala.

    The funny thing about The Cape is that the current Wifi set-up in Knysna was the brainchild of Ex-City of Cape Town Officials.
    They resigned from the City of Cape Town with all the walk overs and nonsense that was going on at the time as they firmly believed that their talents would be better utilised in a place like Knysna.
    Cape Town politics is a sham. The ongoing dispute with Mgoqi as case in point. What a joke. What's next?

    But yes. Cape Town as the main tourist destination should be the forerunner of the Wifi Technology.
    All they need to do is pay a visit to Knysna and ask to borrow all the paperwork on how to go about it. Simple.
    But it will take them about 9 months to realise that first and about 9 months to actually go to Knysna to fetch the documents and a further 9 months to mill over the paperwork. You get my point.

    Edit. Oh yes, almost forgot. Dont forget to include days off from work. All the Public Holidays, Annual Leave, Sick Leave, Compassionate Leave, Maternity Leave, Court Leave(Mgoqi) etc etc. Add that to the 9 months and it can take years. LOL.
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    You can take Telkom out of the Post Office but you can't take the Post Office out of Telkom.
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    Expecting a corporate to do something out of a spirit of goodwill is about as efective as expecting to win a lottery without purchasing a ticket. It ain't gonna happen!

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    TELSCUM BITE THE DUST!!! Me thinks me should move to Tshwane City, 'cause Joburg is not happening, at all. I'm sure they're still asking themselves "who is WiFi, or what is broadband?" The City of Tshwane has just shown us we don't need to force Telkom to lower their prices. They have taken so many steps to actually prove that to better people's lives we DO NOT NEED TELKOM in the equation. And that dear friends, is good news.
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    A 3Mbit connection sounds nice, I just hope it's uncapped, unshaped etc.

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    call me stupid but wtf is rooiwal? close to what suburbs?

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    Yipee agian I hope this happens: soon, uncapped,unshaped, for many years to come and for R300p/m. yipeeeeeee

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    North east of PTA north

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    Quote Originally Posted by stardragon
    North east of PTA north
    so nowhere near the south of pta then? ooooooooohhh well.......

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    The question is still this .....

    Where are they getting there International Bandwidth from?

    Whether SAIX / I.S / UUNET they're all still getting it from Telkom.

    Gov needs to sort out the SAT3 debacle and then maybe we'll see prices dropping.


    On the flip side, i wouldn't mind a 3MB local and even 256K International for R300.

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    I think they get it directly from where telkom gets it.
    That submarine cable thingy.,Dont quote me but thats what I heard

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    Quote Originally Posted by stardragon
    I think they get it directly from where telkom gets it.
    That submarine cable thingy.,Dont quote me but thats what I heard
    LOL @ Dont quote me. dude not like you are the president or something

    and also, i heard telkom would reduce prices on adsl in march.... *check calender* oh dear its May already.......

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    If they are using Sentech, they will go via satellite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R4tt3xx
    If they are using Sentech, they will go via satellite.
    ....... making it not really compareble to adsl as adsl will kick its ass solidly.......

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