Parkhurst residents will soon get access to a wide range of fibre to the home products – ranging between capped 4Mbps products and 100Mbps uncapped offerings.
In May, the Parkhurst Residents and Business Owners Association (PRABOA) announced that it had selected Vumatel as its preferred provider to supply fibre to the home in the area.
Vumatel has started with its site preparation for its core network, and broke ground at a ceremony near the Parkhurst Primary School on 25 August 2014.
A few Internet Service Providers, including Vox Telecom and Cool Ideas, announced their prices for fibre to the home services in Parkhurst.
Prices range from R299 for a 4Mbps service with a 20GB cap, to R6,599 for an uncapped 100Mbps offering.
The following table shows how the new Parkhurst FTTH prices compare with Telkom’s DSL services.
It should be noted that Telkom has not announced its 100Mbps fibre to the home prices, which means that they are not included in the last section of the pricing comparison.
It should further be noted that Vox Telecom’s offerings also include 1GB of mobile data, a Vox Supafone, and 100GB of cloud storage.
|Parkhurst fibre to the home prices versus Telkom DSL|
|ISP||Speed||Monthly data||Internet access and data cost||Line rental cost||Total monthly cost|
|Cool Ideas Parkhurst fibre||4Mbps||20GB||R299||Included||R299.00|
|Vox Telecom Parkhurst fibre||4Mbps||100GB||R499||Included||R499.00|
|Cool Ideas Parkhurst fibre||4Mbps||Uncapped||R399||Included||R399.00|
|Cool Ideas Parkhurst fibre||50Mbps||100GB||R949||R499||R1,448.00|
|Vox Telecom Parkhurst fibre||50Mbps||150GB||R999||Included||R999.00|
|Cool Ideas Parkhurst fibre||50Mbps||Uncapped||R2,799||R499||R3,298.00|
|Vox Telecom Parkhurst fibre||100Mbps||300GB||R1,449||Included||R1,449.00|
|Cool Ideas Parkhurst fibre||100Mbps||200GB||R2,500||R699||R3,199.00|
|Cool Ideas Parkhurst fibre||100Mbps||Uncapped||R5,900||R699||R6,599.00|