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    Fibre in Jeffreys Bay coming, built by Igen

    Well, fibre has been installed. From site survey to install in 2 weeks. Happy with the install as well, looks neat and well done. They installed a Totolink N600R router which they charged me R600 for in addition to the R1500 installation fee. Everything working perfectly, including my Ubiqiti...
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    Fibre in Jeffreys Bay coming, built by Igen

    Installation scheduled for Friday morning..... Getting excited now. :)
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    Fibre in Jeffreys Bay coming, built by Igen

    Application has been signed and completed. Payment made for installation. E-mailed it now. Sales consultant said that they will usually take 5-10 days to make an appointment for the final install. Of course this is a bit different than their usual WiFi-type installs, as they will have to lift...
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    Fibre in Jeffreys Bay coming, built by Igen

    And as I posted that, the sales consultant came back to me. :) So will be sending in the contract ASAP, to get the ball rolling.
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    Fibre in Jeffreys Bay coming, built by Igen

    Now if only someone at IGen would get back to me...kinda sitting here in limbo. As mentioned, site survey was done on Friday, but no contact since then. Asked on Monday, sent an e-mail again now to their sales consultant. I just want to know what now. Bit of a mission trying to get to their...
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    Fibre in Jeffreys Bay coming, built by Igen

    So, had a technician here this afternoon to do a site survey. Seems that installation won't be a problem. Now just to finish the paperwork, pay the installation fee and then wait... :)
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    This South African family lives off the Eskom grid

    Something like this? https://www.solar-shop.co.za/hybrid-solar-kits/130-6kw-solar-power-solution.html Or: https://www.solar-shop.co.za/alpha-ess/370-alpha-ess-smile5-energy-storage-system-396kwp-solar-array.html
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    This South African family lives off the Eskom grid

    I guess this very much depends on your location? Yes, wind turbines generate less electricity when comparing the cost of the unit with e.g. solar panels, but if you live somewhere where wind is an almost constant factor, you can generate electricity even when it is dark, cloudy, etc. I live...
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    This South African family lives off the Eskom grid

    “With the noticeable change in weather patterns this year we used our diesel-generator more often than ever before, but even running these extra hours and adding the cost to the calculation of the overall cost of our electricity supply stays really inexpensive, a fraction of cost of utility...
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    Fibre in Jeffreys Bay coming, built by Igen

    Attached the full contract for those who are interested. :)
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    Fibre in Jeffreys Bay coming, built by Igen

    Just filled in and faxed the initial page of the contract. This was done in order for Igen to send someone out to my place for a site survey. Not really needed I guess for many, and I am doing it (almost) irregardless of the cost. However I just need to know any costs beforehand. :) Will update...
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    Fibre in Jeffreys Bay coming, built by Igen

    Haven't been down in town for weeks to see Da Gama. :) I will be quite happy with the 10MB line @ R499. Compared to my current 4MB capped 100GB ADSL, I am getting more than double the speed, almost 3x the amount of data (if you work in the FUP) at almost R150 less than I currently pay. So I'll...
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    Fibre in Jeffreys Bay coming, built by Igen

    Jip. Those are the last prices I saw as well, until I received this. Was pleasantly surprised. :) Unfortunately don't have the full contract application with me, but remembered just now I made a screenshot of the speeds this morning. :) Reckon this is much better value than the original...
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    Weird keyboard issue

    Thanks for trying to help though. I am going to tell him to send it in, as I reckon that it must be hardware related.
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    Fibre in Jeffreys Bay coming, built by Igen

    So just got the contract sent to me. I see the prices and FUPs have been updated/changed since the last one I saw (which of course was a draft document). Where the entry level 10MB line was R699 (75GB FUP down to 4MB) it is now R499 (70GB FUP down to 2.5MB). The FUP thresholds for the faster...
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