Free Internet for everyone in Western Cape, promises Zille

kianm

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This is more believable than the promises made by boozooma. Let's give HZ and her team a chance and see if they will fulfill
 

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It is times like these I wish I were living in the Western Cape, or that the ANC would follow the example set by the DA. I hope the DA will deliver. Good luck DA, hope this initiative becomes a huge success.
 

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It is times like these I wish I were living in the Western Cape, or that the ANC would follow the example set by the DA. I hope the DA will deliver. Good luck DA, hope this initiative becomes a huge success.
It's obvious there's proper service delivery in the Western Province; just drive around any other major centre and compare.

Thankfully I live in Cape Town
 

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Zille promised that they will use a number of small businesses as well as local labour during the construction of the network, creating jobs throughout the province.
.. meanwhile zzzZuma's still deciding if he's really, really gonna be serias or not this time around :D
 

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My question regarding this is :
The WC Gov has been laying fibre between it's building for a while now. As far as I'm aware, this is complete. Even commercial ISP's use this fibre.
So what is this fibre that Neotel will be laying between their buildings? Why was no mention made of the existing MAN that the WC Gov has?
 

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You guys do realise she's talking about free internet access at schools, libraries, and health facilities, right?

By May 2016, all sites will be connected with minimum speeds of 10Mbps under this agreement,” Zille said. “By August 2018, most sites will be connected by fibre optic cables with 90% of sites enjoying 100Mbps speeds and 10% enjoying 1Gbps speeds.”
 

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The DA doing something good for a change....unless they block porn. :p
 

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The DA doing something good for a change....unless they block porn. :p
No, I'm sure they'll allow you to watch porn in the library...

For what it's worth, many libraries already provide internet access and your time allowed online is strictly limited (to give everyone a chance) and sorry, satanboy, but porn is prohibited.

koeks525, I'm not sure it's worth moving to Cape Town just so you can have 15 minutes of free internet access at your local library...
 

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You guys do realise she's talking about free internet access at schools, libraries, and health facilities, right?
Yes, but also the area around the libraries, etc. Suddenly makes that property next to the noisy primary school a lot more valuable under the wifi cloud.

I always like it when these stories include the words "agreement signed"!

So, will HZ be allowed to complain about the influx of digital refugees to the province?
 

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Hope it materialise soon. This is the umpteenth time I'm hearing this.

Thanks anyway if it happens
 

JStrike

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You guys do realise she's talking about free internet access at schools, libraries, and health facilities, right?
Yes. It was stated in the SOPA address. It is fantastic news, but it is not new news. The WC Gov MAN has already been rolled out. Not sure what this is...
 

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No, I'm sure they'll allow you to watch porn in the library...

For what it's worth, many libraries already provide internet access and your time allowed online is strictly limited (to give everyone a chance) and sorry, satanboy, but porn is prohibited.

...
We don't need your Agent tendencies to spoil our fun, mkay.
 

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Im not a fan, sorry... there are better ways to do this.

Neotel = Vodacom :twisted:

Vodacom needs fiber in the ground to backhaul LTE, they have limited fiber in the ground in the WC and as I understand it rely on Telkom fiber in the smaller towns. The western cape is basically subsidizing Vodacom's fiber build out by becoming a anchor client.

Is this really what we all want?

It would have been much better for the WC government to partner with Neotel, drop the fibre off near a town and then allow the ECS license holders to build from there...Would have created much more employment opportunities in the local communities, now you have non-locals coming in doing the job, leaving...and vodacom taking the profits...nice

Just my 2c
 

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Im not a fan, sorry... there are better ways to do this.

Neotel = Vodacom :twisted:

Vodacom needs fiber in the ground to backhaul LTE, they have limited fiber in the ground in the WC and as I understand it rely on Telkom fiber in the smaller towns. The western cape is basically subsidizing Vodacom's fiber build out by becoming a anchor client.

Is this really what we all want?

It would have been much better for the WC government to partner with Neotel, drop the fibre off near a town and then allow the ECS license holders to build from there...Would have created much more employment opportunities in the local communities, now you have non-locals coming in doing the job, leaving...and vodacom taking the profits...nice

Just my 2c
As I mentioned earlier in the thread, I don't think that is what is happening. I'm not what she meant. Going to have to ask her
 

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No, I'm sure they'll allow you to watch porn in the library...

For what it's worth, many libraries already provide internet access and your time allowed online is strictly limited (to give everyone a chance) and sorry, satanboy, but porn is prohibited.

koeks525, I'm not sure it's worth moving to Cape Town just so you can have 15 minutes of free internet access at your local library...
Lol, I wouldn't be moved just for free internet :D ...I was highlighting its worth going there since things are happening in the Western Cape
 

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Big PR stunt with the truth so thin it is scary.

Headline - Free Internet for everyone in Western Cape - not even misleading, it's a big frikken lie.
approximately 2 000 government sites - doesn't even cover half of the province
384 Wi-Fi hotspots, using Western Cape government buildings, which will cover almost every ward in the province. - that's a big fcken "almost" covering what seems to be a very tiny WC province.

Will Neotel,with its tiny footprint, build a fibre connection 350km to Clanwilliam? Something this carefully loophole riddled article is saying. Hell No. This is a Cape Town only project and it should've been good news, but the fact that Zille blatantly lied that this supposedly covers the whole fcking Western Cape and it goes unnoticed is what worries me.
 

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As I mentioned earlier in the thread, I don't think that is what is happening. I'm not what she meant. Going to have to ask her
Please do...obviously we don't know what the plan is so my opinion is based on limited info.

Inevitably there would extra fiber, are Vodacom going to be able to run commercial services over this ? If so this is mighty convenient.
 
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