Google type WiFi Mesh Network for Tshwane

Neology co-founder Roelf Diedericks, well known and respected in Internet circles, says that they envisage a dramatic decrease in the cost of broadband access as the ‘access’ portion is now freely available to all players, thus stimulating competition.
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Basic ‘hotspot’ Internet access from Neology will cost users R 50-00 for three days with a usage limit of 150 MB. Weekly access, which will supply users with 500 MB of usage, is priced at R 150-00 and monthly access with a 3 GB usage limit is priced at R 350-00.

These prices compete very favorable with all commercial offerings currently available in the market, and Neology expects a good take-up of this service.

Hrm.. 3GB seems a bit expensive if you ask me considering the access/last mile is suppose to free. I mean dsl 384kbps + 3GB (cybersmart) = R370. 2ndly why do they compare it for good pricing with commercial offerings when it is overpriced somewhat. Then again they don't say how isp's are providing internet access on this network.(isp backhaul..)
 
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Wow. Sounds worthwhile, and it covers my area. Will this affect the WUG guys at all?
 
Crumbs, not in my area! *sniffle*

Oh well, it must come eventually :-D
 
Hrm.. 3GB seems a bit expensive if you ask me considering the access/last mile is suppose to free. I mean dsl 384kbps + 3GB (cybersmart) = R370. 2ndly why do they compare it for good pricing with commercial offerings when it is overpriced somewhat. Then again they don't say how isp's are providing internet access on this network.(isp backhaul..)

This is cheap - the Telkom associated struggle to get something installed, and sorting out the billing and sorting out and defects is very very very expensive.

Will wait and see...
 
A step in the right direction, but they should offer some free access to the internet (like supplying a certain amount of free water)
 
A step in the right direction, but they should offer some free access to the internet (like supplying a certain amount of free water)

There is currently a limited free service that Neology is offering but this is severely restricted access - Check under the Tshwane IP Services offering.

Tshwane may, at their discretion increase such available capacity
 
Now if Tshwane can only fix their "FAQ - How do I connect" link here to NOT point to about:blank :D
 
Pricing is way too expensive. Why can't they implement the Google mesh all the way like Google did it. R350 eish eina. Still so far out of whack with international markets.
 
Wow. Sounds worthwhile, and it covers my area. Will this affect the WUG guys at all?

It's mostly unclear what the effects would be, but I'm pretty sure that time will tell. This imho is definitely not a "replacement" for the wug, and by the looks of it...never will be.

The Pretoria WUG has actually been promised some time back that they'd be able to utilize this infrastructure, but I guess that financial and political gain comes first....
 
I think this is a step in the right direction, however ADSL still seems the better more value for money option (although still exceptionally expenisive)
 
What happened to the internet over powerline exercise?

Or will we have two ISP's/systems competing?
 
Pricing is way too expensive. Why can't they implement the Google mesh all the way like Google did it. R350 eish eina. Still so far out of whack with international markets.

Unfortunately, due to certain monopolies, internet bandwidth isn't free. ;)
 
Pricing is way too expensive. Why can't they implement the Google mesh all the way like Google did it. R350 eish eina. Still so far out of whack with international markets.

Its not really a "Google mesh".
Its a Wireless Mesh network similar to the one that Google has deployed.
 
Well, at least you can play DOTA and the like agains others for free. You do not have to sight up for internet.

Wonder when they will do something like this in Cape Town...
 
I've signed up ... I'll try and see if the IP can be routed to another with internet access :)
 
@ peeknpoke - happy poking around... ;)

Good news, but why that dof 3Gb cap again? Is it to protect people from going over a set limit, or prevent a too high account?

3Gb is dof and should be doffed into a dark place where the sun doesn't shine...
 
Please don't make a whooo! haaa! when we already have "Pig" and this offering is just another "Pig" dished up a little different. Anything less than what is the global norm should be scorned with the utmost contempt. Any interest, even a little will encourage these fools to think up substandard offerings at grossly overpriced tarrifs. You know what they say about the weakest link?. Even if you are excited. Don't show it cause we will all suffer longer because of just one idiot!:mad:
 
Please don't make a whooo! haaa! when we already have "Pig" and this offering is just another "Pig" dished up a little different. Anything less than what is the global norm should be scorned with the utmost contempt. Any interest, even a little will encourage these fools to think up substandard offerings at grossly overpriced tarrifs. You know what they say about the weakest link?. Even if you are excited. Don't show it cause we will all suffer longer because of just one idiot!:mad:

Bandwidth doesn't grow on trees. They're doing the best with what they've got, and they've done well.
 
atleast data within the local network should be free. So p2p with in the wireless network should be.
 
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