Lets get High speed internet to Greymont, Lets get Fibre to our home
Fibre is so much faster (up x 250 times) than the average broadband speed we are used to in South Africa. Simply put – it is the future. It is more stable and reliable than anything else out there. It future-proofs your home and supports a host of new services. With a fibre connection you can: Download the latest movies, games and music; Stream live HDTV; Cut your phone bill by making calls over the internet; Work hassle free from home; Video conference; Improve home security through monitoring and other services. Having access to world-class broadband instantly increases the value of your home.
What speeds are possible across their network?
VUMA’s network is capable of delivering up to 1 gigabit per second of broadband to homes at affordable prices.
Who do I contact for more information?
You may contact us on 086 100 VUMA or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We also have our VUMA Shop operational during normal business hours. Residents can enquire about any aspect of the project, raise complaints, place orders, or book appointments for placement of wall boxes and CPE’s directly by contacting us.
What does open-access mean?
Any service provider can use the fibre. You can choose the ISP and package that is right for you. This gives you more choice. The service providers have to compete for your business across the “shared” fibre infrastructure. This creates better prices and services to you. It is also easy to switch from poor performing providers to others. Open access avoids duplication of infrastructure and lowers cost. Once it is installed there is no need for future disruptive installations.
Below is from an article posted in businesstech.co.za
The Parkhurst Residents and Business Owners Association (PRABOA) says it has nominated Vumatel as its preferred provider to supply fibre to the area.
Last month, residents of Parkhurst put out a request for proposal for Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) vendors to install a fibre network in their neighbourhood.
The adjudication committee reviewed 16 proposals from operators such as MTN, Vodacom, Telkom, Dark Fibre Africa, SA Digital Villages, ATEC, Liquid Telecoms, ClearlineIS, Posix and Cool Ideas.
Security providers Cortac and CSS also submitted proposals.
“Their 4Mbps free option also appealed to us in order to get the community on board. Getting about 20GB of bandwidth on a 4Mbps fibre line for perhaps R150 per month is a no-brainer for the majority of residents,” said Ryan Hawthorne, PRABOA’s technical advisor.
The fibre rollout is expected to take between 6-12 months. An information-sharing session with the community will take place within the next two weeks, Hawthorne said.