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    Fibre is crushing ADSL in South Africa

    The MyBroadband Q3 2017 Broadband Survey shows that fibre subscribers are much happier with their service than ADSL and VDSL customers.

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    I'd be very interested in an article that shows the speed of fibre rollout, and if it is increasing or staying at a constant rate.

    Surely with all the interest, obvious happiness of customers and high take-up of fibre, the pace at which it is being rolled out should be increasing. Something like 10 km per week 10 months ago vs 40 km per week now (not sure what metric would be used, but surely something like that could be done).

    Or 10 houses connected per week then, vs 50 houses per week now, etc.

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    Should this be a surprise to anyone? The ADSL network has endless issues and limitations; terrible latency, constant disconnects, cable theft, poor speeds and absolutely pathetic upload speeds!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xiphan View Post
    Should this be a surprise to anyone? The ADSL network has endless issues and limitations; terrible latency, constant disconnects, cable theft, poor speeds and absolutely pathetic upload speeds!
    They put fibre about 500m from me on the highway (and no one except the guys working on it want to admit it is there). They were fixing it one day because someone thought it was copper and tried to steal it.

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    We are currently stuck with smart village - I dont have an option - do we know if they will open the link up for other connections - the people in the area are bitching non stop about connectivity issues but the parentals are insisting on getting smart village since its our only option - vuma and the rest are around us tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wyvern View Post
    We are currently stuck with smart village - I dont have an option - do we know if they will open the link up for other connections - the people in the area are bitching non stop about connectivity issues but the parentals are insisting on getting smart village since its our only option - vuma and the rest are around us tho
    Smart village sounds like something you would end up with in a complex.
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    Quote Originally Posted by czc View Post
    Smart village sounds like something you would end up with in a complex.
    dude they are KAK http://www.smartvillage.co.za/

    And you have to see the residents facebook page - at least 2 complaints a week!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wyvern View Post
    dude they are KAK http://www.smartvillage.co.za/

    And you have to see the residents facebook page - at least 2 complaints a week!
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    There's your problem. They are part of the Galactic Empire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apollo View Post
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    There's your problem. They are part of the Galactic Empire.
    [MENTION=2530]Wyvern[/MENTION] - just phone them next time there's a problem, and threaten you'll call Disney. They love their lawsuits.

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    hahaha I am just holding out with the hope they give us something else

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