Rich Cape Town suburbs join fibre-to-the-home race

Residents from Constantia in Cape Town launched a request for proposals on 27 February 2015 as part of a drive to get fibre-to-the-home in their neighbourhood.

According to the residents group it is planning to engage with a number of fibre service providers and identify the most favourable proposal.

The group said it supports an open-access fibre model, and believes that there is room for multiple service providers.

The successful service provider will be appointed at the end of March, and fibre-to-the-home sign-ups will also start then.

Bishopscourt, situated next to Constantia, already runs a fibre to the home program, linked to Telkom’s initial FTTH rollout plans announced in 2014.

Telkom announced in September 2014 that it would roll out FTTH to 20 suburbs before the end of the year.

Bishopscourt, Plattekloof, Waterfront, De Waterkant, Signal Hill, Clifton, Bakoven and Camps Bay were announced as part of the rollout.

What Constantia residents said

Constantia residents were asked to share their views regarding their broadband needs, and the results were telling.

98% of Constantia residents, where the majority have broadband speeds of 4Mbps or less, said they would like a fast fibre broadband connection at home.

The following graphs show the feedback from the Constantia residents regarding their broadband needs.

Survey results
Survey results

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