copper

  1. A

    Lines burned; Telkom expects payment?

    I live in Knysna, which recently buckled under a fire. While our place is still standing, most of the town's copper and fibre lines got scorched (and just before I was about to get fibre :') ). I have no idea how long they will take to restore the lines. I'm guessing a long time. My question...
  2. E

    Fiber Wi-Fi vs Copper Cable

    Hi, So I'm trying to make a decision on internet based on Ping for MMO gaming. I currently have a 8Mb/s copper line and getting a ping around 200ms on a good day and 300ms on a bad day. My landlord offered to give me access to use his Fiber via WiFi, I'll have to boost it with a...
  3. E

    Copper Cable VS Fiber Wi-Fi for gaming

    Hi, So I'm trying to make a decision on internet based on Ping for MMO gaming. I currently have a 8Mb/s copper line and getting a ping around 200ms on a good day and 300ms on a bad day. My landlord offered to give me access to use his Fiber via WiFi, I'll have to boost it with a...
  4. Rouxenator

    80mbps VDSL ?

    I wonder if they will ever give 80mbps as an option on VDSL?
  5. A

    Copper entry point not found? (fibre install related)

    This may seem like an odd thread heading but it's entirely relevant. Today telkom fibre installers arrived at my house and were unable to pinpoint the entry of the copper into my house. We know where the single telephone access point is (inside the house) but outside the boundary walls of the...
  6. Kevin Lancaster

    Court orders forfeiture of copper cable theft money

    Court orders forfeiture of copper cable theft money The forfeiture of R17 700 a Durban scrap metal dealer paid for stolen copper was negligible compared to chaos caused to the economy by the scourge of copper cable thefts.
  7. Kevin Lancaster

    Four arrested with R100,000 worth of copper cables

    Four arrested with R100,000 worth of copper cables Metro police arrested four men in possession of stolen copper cable worth R100,000 in central Johannesburg early on Monday morning.
  8. M

    Copper or steel geyser?

    I have a copper geyser in my house which has just started leaking. It's no great surprise because it's about 28-30 years old so I'm opting to replace rather than repair. I'm trying to decide between a 200 litre 2 Bar copper cylinder (Tecron) at around R9k and a steel cylinder (Kwikot) at...
  9. L

    Mooikloof Ridge Estate Copper Theft

    I stayed at Mooikloof Ridge Estate about 2 years ago. The copper kept on getting stolen every few weeks until Telkom refused to replace it again. They said the next replacement would be with fibre but that it would take "a few months"... Does anyone know if this has been done? If not, does the...
  10. LazyLion

    Two Nabbed for Cable Theft

    Two men were caught digging up copper cable on the side of a road in Alrode, Alberton, Ekurhuleni metro police said on Wednesday. "The suspects were caught red-handed along Dekenah Road and in possession of a two-metre freshly dug-up cable, two hacksaws and a shovel. The cable is worth...
  11. J

    Copper theft decreases in September

    Copper theft down in September Copper theft saw a decline in September, according to Sacci
  12. J

    Copper Theft saw a growth throughout July

    Copper theft grew in July The SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry said that copper theft in the country was on the rise through July
  13. jes

    Copper theft spikes during January: SACCI

    Copper theft spikes during January: SACCI Copper theft spiked in January costing R20.5 million, the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) said on Monday.
  14. jes

    Copper theft barometer

    Copper theft barometer The SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) has introduced a Copper Theft Barometer to try reduce the R5 billion this crime costs the economy each year, a spokeswoman said on Thursday.
  15. R

    How to save Telkom: Free the local loop

    Saving Telkom: Free the local loop You have to feel sorry for Telkom. Nobody loves them, the press love to write bad news stories about them and even worse, nobody understands them.
  16. LazyLion

    FBI: Copper thieves jeopardize US infrastructure

    http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/35946 And I thought this was just a South African problem! :eek:
  17. M

    Alleged thief stuck under trash bin for 12 hours

    Full story All that effort for $10 :confused: Times must be tough.
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