I have taken out a line through Afrihost.
Since I have taken it out (12 March), the international speeds have been atrocious. I am talking these kinds of speeds, regularly. This is not the average international gripe, these are literally dial up speeds.
Local speeds are fine though.
I have been testing both with a free 1GB Afrihost capped account, and an OpenWeb standard uncapped account, with similar types of results.
Afrihost, however, refuse to escalate the issue to Telkom, blaming it on the cut international cables. Clearly it is more than just that? There are other people in cape town with the same lines on the same ISPs seeing 10x what I am getting.
I can hardly browse international sites.
Addional info: I am in Observatory, Cape Town.
What do you broadbanders think is going on - where does the problem lie?
Any advice about what I should do to get this sorted out?
Thank you people of the rainbow nation!