South African Bandwidth
john at technolalia.org
Sun Oct 9 04:48:13 CDT 2005
Thanks for the information.
In this context, I see that the cds and freedom toaster are especially
Marius Bock wrote:
> Bandwidth in South Africa is basically controlled by a monopolistic
> telecommunications company called Telkom. The people in SA that has
> Internet and that is a small % do it via dial-up (56K analog or 64K
> ISDN). We do have ADSL but it is very expensive -- start from 192Kb up
> to 1024Kb with line rental cost of $40 to $101. On top of this you have
> to pay around $30 for 3GB bandwidth. When you have used your 3GB of
> bandwidth you basically get cut of from the Internet.
> I have read somewhere that one of the reasons Mark (sabdfl) gave for
> moving to London was the situation recarding bandwidth and telecoms in
> SA -- correct me if I am wrong here Mark.
> To get an better idea about the situation visit
> http://www.myadsl.co.za/, also have a look at the forums on that site.
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