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blah blah blah kak.President Jacob Zuma delivered his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) today (14 February 2013), in which he stated that government plans to achieve 100% broadband penetration in South Africa by 2020.
Currently the definition of a broadband connection in South Africa is a connection that offers download speeds of 256kbps...
We are getting lots of hard penetration from the telcos all right...it's just not broadband penetration.“Broadband penetration” is often used to refer to how much of a population has a broadband Internet subscription, but to date government has skirted around what it means to provide citizens with access to a broadband connection.
Previously the term “penetration” was used interchangeably with “access”, and did not take into account factors such as the cost of subscribing to a broadband service