High-speed fibre in the middle of nowhere

Jamie McKane

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High-speed fibre in the middle of nowhere

To find the small village of Dudfield on a map is not easy. It is located in the rural North West province and is surrounded by farms.

This village of 49 homes, which is located around 30km from Lichtenburg, was built to house families who work at the Afrisam cement factory.
 

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Wow 5G's for a 100m 'uncapped' link with a 400G FUP IS TOTALLY INSANE


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Id keep my dstv for that price, dont think it's worth it... i mean for a 100meg link i pay just under a grand..
 

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R410 for 6mbps. Mitchells Plain R399 for 20mbps. Slowly we're getting there. Funny how the big players like Vuma are getting left in the dust.
 

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Wow 5G's for a 100m 'uncapped' link with a 400G FUP IS TOTALLY INSANE


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Id keep my dstv for that price, dont think it's worth it... i mean for a 100meg link i pay just under a grand..
Share the line between 10 households and it doesn't seem that bad.
 

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Wow 5G's for a 100m 'uncapped' link with a 400G FUP IS TOTALLY INSANE


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Id keep my dstv for that price, dont think it's worth it... i mean for a 100meg link i pay just under a grand..
I think the FUP is for 4 days and not per month? Unless I read the website wrong. If it for 4 days then the packages are decent. Backhaul must cost them an arm and a leg so price will have to be more than cities.
 

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Trucom should update their Lichtenburg and Mahikeng coverage map as their current one is not comprehensive
 
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Joseph matane

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Thank you mybroadband for visiting North West Province. Especially our small villages
 

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You can't really compare the fibre prices between a remote town with hardly anyone in it vs. a sprawling urban environment.

I'd like to see any of you lay a fibre cable to a tiny village in the middle of nowhere and charge R1.2k pm for 100/100Mbps uncapped.
 

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R410 for 6mbps. Mitchells Plain R399 for 20mbps. Slowly we're getting there. Funny how the big players like Vuma are getting left in the dust.
I think Mitchells Fibre is Vumatel.
 

Arthur AnymoreDonuts

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I'm one of the Truecomm users in Lichtenburg and I must say having 10/10 fibre even with a FUP is much better than the 2Mbps adsl line that I could get from Telkom in my area at even less ronds per month.

Thanks Truecomm.
 

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High-speed fibre in the middle of nowhere

To find the small village of Dudfield on a map is not easy. It is located in the rural North West province and is surrounded by farms.

This village of 49 homes, which is located around 30km from Lichtenburg, was built to house families who work at the Afrisam cement factory.

And here in Jhb, so called financial capital of Africa, Vumatel will not react to signed expressions of interest being extended a few streets and Telkom (for fibre) is just, well, what they always are: silent. Rain skrewed subscribers to fixed LTE and Cell C redrew borders for their LTE and throttles big time in peak times for remaining connections.
 

Yskasmetnstoof

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And here in Jhb, so called financial capital of Africa, Vumatel will not react to signed expressions of interest being extended a few streets and Telkom (for fibre) is just, well, what they always are: silent. Rain skrewed subscribers to fixed LTE and Cell C redrew borders for their LTE and throttles big time in peak times for remaining connections.
 

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Except you don't really need 100Mbps.

Even 10 is ok for a family of 4. 20Mbps would be ideal.
 
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