How the DA is hurting fibre-to-the-home in Pretoria

deesef

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The da are giving Telkom a massive advantage, as Telkom already have pipes in the ground for the old copper network. They simply reuse the pipes to deploy fibre. It is not a "new"installation of the pipe infrastructure so no way leaves are required.
 
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RedViking

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As someones (wives anyways) who's Telkom (ADSL AND PHONES) has been down for two months by these careless fiber trench diggers costing a business 10 000's rands in damage and no one taking responsibility, make these suckers pay!! Nevermind the other businesses, the damage is probably in the millions. Who is going to pay for it? Not Openserve, Vodacom or Frogfoot!
 
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The da are giving Telkom a massive advantage, as Telkom already have pipes in the ground for the old copper network. They simply reuse the pipes to deploy fibre. It is not a "new"installation of the pipe infrastructure so no way leaves are required.
That you got from where?
 

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As someones (wives anyways) who's Telkom (ADSL AND PHONES) has been down for two months by these careless fiber trench diggers costing a business 10 000's rands in damage and no one taking responsibility, make these suckers pay!! Nevermind the other businesses, the damage is probably in the millions. Who is going to pay for it? Not Openserve, Vodacom or Frogfoot!
Are you 100% sure that it was the fault of the fibre contractor? Because we've had DA ward councillors in Tshwane blaming fibre network operators for outages when they weren't to blame at all.

Telkom is not exactly falling over its feet to maintain its copper network anymore, and two months' downtime sounds more like copper theft than someone accidentally hitting a cable while trenching.

No company needs a way leave to do maintenance on existing infrastructure. Telkom simply claims that they are rehabilitating existing infrastructure.
That's interesting. Are you sure you don't need a wayleave to repair existing infrastructure, even if you have to dig in the road reserve to access a duct?
 

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That's interesting. Are you sure you don't need a wayleave to repair existing infrastructure, even if you have to dig in the road reserve to access a duct?
Yep. Imagine the downtime if the protracted way leaves process had to be followed with every underground cable break...
 
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