Kuilsriver Highbury and Highbury Park

jackb

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So, Here I am again. Trying to get some answers out of the 10's of fiber providers. SADV being the worst and the biggest liars ever,

Last year at a community meeting for the area SADV promised that by end of March 2019 fiber trenching would have started in the area.
Its not almost a year later and nothing. not a single grain of sand had been moved. Vumatel just does not care because they dont see the need and telkom is not even bothered to fix our ever failing landlines let alone give us fiber. and its not like the community cannot afford these things no they can. Its not cheap living here. so I know we can definitely afford this.

So Im just here, being a heart sore ranting baby... GIVE US FIBER ALREADY
 

Thestealth

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I feel your pain. Even the guys that were "contracted" to start trenching (as per the Highbury Foundation) has gone dead quiet... We literally are on the wrong side of the (train) tracks to enjoy any fibre. Vumatel and co. can seam to dig enough trenches on the other side of the station!
 

Neo Stryder

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Rumour has it that vumatel did not have proper permission to trench. Even though they handed out construction notices in the area. Highbury is also no longer highlighted on the coverage map. Its so frustrating.
 

jackb

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Yip I just looked and Highbury is now removed again... WHAT A MESS UP from ALL ISPs.
 

Thestealth

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Update: The survey guy from Vumatel came to visit last Thursday. They've got all their permissions/wayleaves/whatever sorted and they will start laying fibre in Highbury within 2 weeks. According to him their schedule says they'll be finished in Highbury by end November. He couldn't provide details for Highbury Park
 
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Thestealth

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Update: There's a town hall meeting at Kuils River Technical High at 19h00 tomorrow. They will present their "official" plan and timelines.
 

jackb

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Hi Guys,

So there is a interest report for Highbury Park if we can get highbury Park to 300 house holds interested in fiber we could get it next year current totals are at 160 we need a 140 More! Come on. Just drive the community show your neighbour next door how to do this
 

nova69

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Send out flyers an do door to door.That is what we did on the otber side of the track
 

nova69

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That is awesome sauce.They will probably start next year i hope.I have not followed any updates on the FB page
 
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