South African estates are telling closed fibre networks to get lost

Liam_Selby

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South African estates are telling closed fibre networks to get lost

Gated communities, estates, and business parks in South Africa are taking a “hard line” against fibre infrastructure players which do not offer open access networks.

This is according to ISPA, which stated that people are increasingly insisting on open-access fibre installations. Open-access networks allow multiple ISPs to operate on their infrastructure.
 

randburgred

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What our complex did was to allow closed access for six months and open access thereafter Should you wish to change ISP after 6 months it was your decision
 

Ho3n3r

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Which ones are the ones that have closed-access? In my search for fibre providers a few years ago, none that I could find, were closed access.
 

Prof.Merlin

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I live an estate with a closed access network. Issue was that the developer signed a contract with the provider giving them sole exclusivity to the estate and other open providers were not allowed in.

Looks like we finally got past that and Octotel is busy installing.
 

S1ght

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I remember complaining to my Body Corporate when they decided to sign up with SA Digital Village, their response was if I didn't like it then I didn't have to sign up with them. All I could do was sigh :/
 

InfidelGastro

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And who can blame them. Who the hell wants to be locked into a two year contract with some useless and overpriced ISP? It's bad enough that us South Africans have to endure that God-awful ANC with no end in sight.
 

krycor

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had an estate which was dumb enough to sign on with exclusive fibre connection.. so i moved. People there either got the fibre & whined about price + service or kept ADSL..

The thing is these fibre guys told them it was open access.. and when i pushed the estate to finally find out they realized they signed themselves into a corner
 
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