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    Octotel Fibre - Surrey Estate, Cape Town

    Surrey Estate, Cape Town Trenching - DONE [February 2020] Fibre inserted into subsurface fibre ducting conduits - DONE [April 2020] Question: When is Surrey Estate and surrounding areas GO LIVE?
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    Vumatel/Cool Ideas - previous tenant didn't cancel now I'm stuck

    Has anyone experienced this before, it is seriously upsetting, especially now! I moved into a new place just before the lock down ended and specifically chose this apartment because of the existing Vumatel installation. Anyway, after back and forth between Vumatel, Cool Ideas and myself now...
  3. Jamie McKane

    Free Cool Ideas fibre speed upgrades on Vumatel

    Free Cool Ideas fibre speed upgrades Cool Ideas is doubling the line speeds of its Vumatel fibre subscribers for free to support those who will be working from home during the national lockdown. Last week, Vumatel announced that it will upgrade the line speeds of existing users on the fibre...
  4. Jamie McKane

    Fibre price increases in South Africa expected

    Fibre price increases in South Africa expected Cool Ideas recently notified customers of changes in the pricing of several fibre packages. The ISP said prices would increase on all its packages sold over network operator Openserve, while prices on all of the packages on Vumatel's network...
  5. Jamie McKane

    Cool Ideas hit by another DDoS attack

    Cool Ideas hit by another DDoS attack Cool Ideas is currently experiencing another major DDoS attack which is affecting the connectivity of its customers across South Africa. Customers have experienced intermittent outages throughout the day, with issues being reported from around 11:00 on...
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    C-Fibre holding line hostage - Cool ideas address migration

    I bought an apartment in a complex recently. The previous owner had a fibre service with C-Fibre and Metrofibre. I am trying to migrate my Cool-Ideas account to the new address but was told that the previous ISP has not yet released the line at that address. I phoned C-Fibre and was told that...
  7. Jamie McKane

    Cool Ideas to slash Openserve fibre prices

    Cool Ideas to slash Openserve fibre prices Cool Ideas has announced that it will reduce the prices of its Openserve fibre prices. Cool Ideas offers uncapped, unshaped packages across multiple fibre networks with no fair usage policies enforced on its network.
  8. Jamie McKane

    The carpet-bombing DDoS attack which affected Cool Ideas

    The carpet-bombing DDoS attack which affected Cool Ideas Internet service providers in South Africa recently fell victim to large-scale distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS). Among the more prominent targets was Cool Ideas, a fibre ISP. Cool Ideas has been the target of two attacks in...
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    Moving from Cool Ideas - The best ISP to move to

    I am with Cool Ideas and SADV, and I want to switch providers, as they have been extremely poor in all respects. What is the process I have to follow to switch my line to a different ISP, and which ones do you think is best? I am currently considering HomeConnect, Supersonic and Afrihost. Any...
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    Cool Ideas Giveaway Scam [Not Cool Ideas]

    So I was browsing a torrent site today, using my Cool Ideas fibre connection at home, and got hit with a popup supposedly from Cool Ideas, that looked quite legit. Basically a competition/giveaway to get your hands on 1 of 100 cellphones. I knew it was a con (being a popup from a torrent site)...
  11. Johnatan56

    Cool Ideas - Tl,dr; Terrible

    Here I am, 6 hours before my line is supposed to be cancelled, and already without internet. Should have expected it based on the past track record. A long time ago, while I was still less annoyed than I am now, I was on an OpenServe + Vox 100Mbps 300GB account, times were good, the cap lasted...
  12. s0lar

    Cool Ideas FTTH - blocking inbound connections?

    Hi All, I moved from C-Fibre to Cool Ideas. Since then my inbound connections (I ssh into my cluster every now and then) are blocked. Does Cool Ideas filter inbound connections? This would be a deal breaker for me :(
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    Considering a new ISP - please help

    Hi guys. I've been with webafrica for a while now (100/25mb uncapped octotel). Since ive started streaming i've decided i want to upgrade the upload to 100 aswell. However i see a couple other ISPs have 100/100 for about 100-200 bucks cheaper. Speeds are pretty inconsistent at peak times...
  14. MrsGreen

    Vodacom LTE-A vs Cool Ideas FTTH in Century City

    Quite simple one for all the Century City residents!! Which is better in terms of connectivity sustainability and speed tests (costs and “presumed” upload/download not applicable to this conversation).
  15. MrsGreen

    Vodacom LTE-A vs Cool Ideas FTTH in Century City

    Quite simple one for all the Century City residents!! Which is better in terms of connectivity sustainability and speed tests (costs and “presumed” upload/download not applicable to this conversation).
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    Cool Ideas / Openserve Fibre - Poor Upload Speeds on TP-Link Archer C20 V4 [resolved]

    Hi guys I signed up for a 100mbps up / 50mbps down fibre line on the Openserve network in November. The line was installed quickly, and was very fast initially on both upload and download speeds. It was averaging 75-93mbps down, and 40-50mbps up. However, over the last few weeks, I noticed...
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    Can I get a Static IP on CISP through SADV?

    Hello Everyone, Is it at all possible in any way, shape, or form to get a static IP address through Cool Ideas (or any other ISP) using SA Digital Villages Fibre? SADV is busy installing Fibre in our neighborhood, but I require a Static IP, and I am worried that I will not be able to get one...
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    Switching from Telkom (Openserve) to Cool Ideas (Openserve)

    Good Afternoon All, Hoping someone can help me out. I need to switch an Openserve (and Telkom ISP account) to Openserve Cool Ideas. Currently have a 20/20 and would like to also increase the speed to 100/50. I have read a lot of comments regarding Telkom being a nightmare when it comes to...
  19. Jamie McKane

    Cool Ideas goes live on SACS - and shows the big latency benefit to the US

    Cool Ideas goes live on SACS - and shows the big latency benefit to the US Fibre ISP Cool Ideas has gone live on the new South Atlantic Cable System (SACS), which gives it direct paths to South America and North America. SACS, which connects Angola and Brazil, is owned by Angola Cables and has...
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    Cool Ideas latency to Mweb servers. [PROBLEM]

    Is it just me or is CISP having terrible connection to all Mweb servers? I recently got fibre through TTConnect to Cool Ideas and noticed that the only ISP I lag to is Mweb. This isn't good as Mweb hosts a lot of our local game servers so I'm wondering if this is a new issue and why does this...
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