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    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...
  3. 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).
  4. 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...
  8. 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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    BitCo. Keen to hear views about them

    I live in an area that's about to go live and have been reading all kinds of rave reviews about Cool Ideas. Then I came across this: https://mybroadband.co.za/news/fibre/277169-bitco-launching-fibre-to-the-home-packages.html Anyone know anything about them?
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    Any Idea when SADV will offer speeds higher than 100mbps?

    I presume there is hardware investment needed on their side but intrigued to find out if there is any plan for them to offer it as the other providers like Vumetel already offer higher speeds. Thanks!
  12. genetic

    Cool Ideas - Migrating from Telkom

    I have a 40Mbps Telkom Fibre account (Telkom ISP and line with Openserve). I had previously tried to sign up for Cool Ideas, but received an email stating I should get back in contact once my line has been cancelled. I cancelled my telkom fibre package on the 10th of August, and have had...
  13. J

    Cool Ideas and OpenServe fibre feedback please

    Good morning Can anyone with fibre accounts with Cool Ideas on the OpenServe infrastructure provide some feedback please. Speed test results would be great too. Regards Johan
  14. R

    Web Africa vs Cool Ideas on SADV

    Hey Guys, I have been looking around in the forums and cant seem to find feedback specific to SADV for Web Africa and Cool Ideas. However, based on general feedback it seems as though Cool Ideas are far more superior based on overall client experience. Whereas, clients on Web Africa have...
  15. M

    Cool Ideas\Octotel router

    Hi guys Just wondering what router they give you? Do you also have a Ubiquiti Unifi AP? I'm keen to hear your experiences pre and post Ubiquiti. Trying to determine if I really will need one.
  16. Arno4Jackie

    Vumatel - Cool Ideas 100mbps fiber more problems than anything else

    Hi guys I have been on a 100mbps vumatel line for a month now. I chose Cool Idea's as my ISP since their policies and support seem to be intact. I started on a 50/5 line on the 1st of October and upgraded the end of October to 100mbps. 30% of the time there is a problem. Low connection...
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    Cool Ideas or Home Affairs? WORST customer experience ever!

    I have been a customer with Cool Ideas for about 6 months, I have had 20 plus problems with them. They debit money even when I have been paying with payfast since I joined them and still havent refunded me putting me in arrears with my bank and I am being charged fees cause of it . They take...
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    Await installation (From Vumatel to Britelink) - Seriously FRUSTRATED!

    My original order for fibre was placed with Vumatel. When I phoned to follow up +/- 2 weeks later they couldn't find my information on their system after my order was supposed to be captured two weeks ago (as per above) ALREADY! Only to find out from a Cool Ideas person what the actual process...
  19. Newsfeed

    Cool Ideas – Data centres and gigabit fibre

    Cool Ideas – Data centres and gigabit fibre Cool Ideas is working on making gigabit fibre services “usable and feasible”, cofounder Paul Butschi told MyBroadband.
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    Fibre Static IP Addresses

    We have a small business which operates from home and at the moment we have 5 static IP addresses with MWEB ADSL. Vumatel is in the process of finalising fibre in our area. According to WebAfrica and Mweb, they can't offer us static IP addresses on a Vumatel Fibre connection. Is this correct or...
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