Somerset West Fibre to the home community initiative


Well-Known Member
Feb 13, 2011
We have started an initiative in Somerset West to get fibre to the home installed. We have a facebook page @somersetwestfibre. Please like the page and tell your friends about it.

We are focusing on the areas on the mountain side of Irene avenue and Lourensford road initially. The reason we are focussing on these areas is because they are far from the Telkom exchange and have poor cell phone coverage which results in very slow ADSL copper wire connections to the internet.

If you reside in these areas and would like to be added to a WhatsApp group to stay informed of progress then please send you full names and address to Duncan on 0833815237.


Cape Connect Internet Rep
Company Rep
Oct 7, 2008
isnt that the area that telkom has already covered?
Did you not know the quickest and easiest way to obtain fibre is for another provider to already have fibre to your premises?

Another classic example is our Bottelary project:

Now that we've spent more than a year, as well as a fortune building the backbone, two other players (that we know of...) are knocking on land owners' doors requesting permission to cross their farms in the same area.