What broadband service do you use?

What broadband service do you use as your primary connection at home?

  • Fibre

    Votes: 646 43.6%
  • ADSL

    Votes: 357 24.1%
  • VDSL

    Votes: 47 3.2%
  • Fixed LTE

    Votes: 240 16.2%
  • WISP

    Votes: 53 3.6%
  • Mobile Connection

    Votes: 115 7.8%
  • Other

    Votes: 23 1.6%

  • Total voters
    1,481

Blazzok

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 14, 2008
Messages
252
VDSL, because it is the fastest, most affordable internet available to me. LTE might be faster, but I won't have as much data available to use which rules it out. I don't have access to Fibre.
 

BrettR

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Joined
Jan 28, 2011
Messages
144
Fibre provides most stable speeds and connection uptime
 

Aquila ka Hecate

Expert Member
Joined
Apr 22, 2010
Messages
4,613
Fibre - at last! - because it's actually cheaper than the unreliable and capped LTE we were using.
 

David101

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Joined
Sep 21, 2012
Messages
177
Was offered a chance to be a Fibre test client back in 2013/4
Still with them, still on fibre
 

DarthMol

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Joined
Oct 15, 2010
Messages
122
50/50Mbps Fibre - could never go back to slow and unreliable ADSL
 

Nessaja

Active Member
Joined
May 8, 2012
Messages
48
A combination of RAIN and Axxess LTE.

Couldn't get ADSL/VDSL because the neighbor in the corner house where the Telkom pole is didn't want to allow the Telcom technician to access his yard.... So they couldn't install a line...
 

ivusi

Active Member
Joined
Mar 23, 2010
Messages
68
I have FIbre at home
  • I work for a Fibre L2 & L3 Telco
  • ADSL restricted to 4Mbs asynchronous - I now have 20Mbs Synchronous
  • Cancelled my DSTV subscription completely - now use a streaming provider and yes I get all my rugby at R217/m - only this I miss is Carte Blanche
  • Use Afrihost on top of Vumatel Active Ethernet - not GPON !
 
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Diane

New Member
Joined
May 3, 2007
Messages
9
Telkom ADSL is what we had historically. Very poor. Will probably go for fibre when they are finished in our area.
 

brandonforcey

Member
Joined
Mar 13, 2012
Messages
16
Fibre - 100/50 mb/s (purely for speed and latency), I chose 600GB cap (not available anymore) because of the 6 months roll over (Vox), end up collecting about 4TB of unshaped data due to this. which is better than uncapped as you get throttled usually after 2TB. So if the time comes when I need TB's I've got it. Cost is R1200 p/m.
 

satanboy

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Joined
Sep 13, 2007
Messages
96,198
Fibre - the only available source (bar mobile) in our building.
 

StoneCold

Expert Member
Joined
Jul 18, 2006
Messages
3,300
Fibre - 100mb line running on Openserve.

Have Rain mobile as backup (should my fibre ever go offline for some reason).
 

OCP

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Joined
Jan 23, 2014
Messages
3,123
100/100 fibre uncapped from Cool Ideas also

was extremely happy to give Telkom the middle finger and cancel my line/adsl that would go down continuously due to old crappy exchange they have no intention of upgrading.
 

Sammyyyy

Member
Joined
Oct 29, 2010
Messages
25
10MB/5MB Fibre connection which is Uncapped because it is a lot more reliable than ADSL and keeps ping a lot lower. Also we chose to stick to 10/5 as it is still affordable and plenty for what we use it for
 
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