Crime and corruption are killing fibre rollouts across South Africa

system32

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Criminals don't care.
They short circuit / set fire to substations so they can stealing copper causing hundreds of thousands in damage.
Steal electricity - they overload substations with illegal connections causing the substation to explode.
They rob & chase away fibre contractors.
They just stealing from the community.
Time the community rise up against this problem.

Where's the police when you need them?
 

LaraC

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A few making it difficult for everyone else. So sad. :mad:
 

werfie

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Nothing new. Its like everything nice we try and have.
 

wingnut771

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Criminals don't care.
They short circuit / set fire to substations so they can stealing copper causing hundreds of thousands in damage.
Steal electricity - they overload substations with illegal connections causing the substation to explode.
They rob & chase away fibre contractors.
They just stealing from the community.
Time the community rise up against this problem.

Where's the police when you need them?
you only see them when we take the law into our own hands.
 

Swa

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High prices also killing it. /just saying
 
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quovadis

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High prices also killing it. /just saying
And the cost is born by the consumer ultimately for the repairs and additional measures needed which is always passed on. The Fibre market at least has competition and prices are coming down - the frustration should be aimed at the mobile market.
 

Swa

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And the cost is born by the consumer ultimately for the repairs and additional measures needed which is always passed on. The Fibre market at least has competition and prices are coming down - the frustration should be aimed at the mobile market.
Mobile market is doing fine with options like Rain.
 

Milano

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In the absence of law and order achievements will always be limited across all sectors. Build 1 school while 3 are burnt to the ground. Foil 1 robbery while 4 CIT heists take place. Lay 20 km of fibre while R12 million in installation equipment is stolen. Replace one cellular tower battery while 6 others are stolen. Blah, blah, blah.
 
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