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Fibre Neighbourhoods - Where can I find them?

Polls have indicated that South Africans are willing to pay more for a home that is fibre ready and that internet coverage does play a role in the property buying decision - but where are these elusive neighbourhoods?







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The latest numbers reveal that there is an estimated 2 100 fibre points in South Africa, with 80% of it located in Gauteng. Tshwane is in the lead, followed by Johannesburg with Cape Town coming third with 275 points, with an additional 60 planned for this year. 

In Cape Town most of the areas found along the exclusive Atlantic Seaboard has coverage including the sought-after Hout Bay.

In Johannesburg you’ll find the best coverage in areas such as Rosebank, Sandton and Bryanston. While in Pretoria Groenkloof, Monument Park and Faerie Glen has the best coverage.

Looking towards Durban we see that Umhlanga, Westville and the Upper-Highway area as the best coverage. 

The drawback with fibre-connectivity and basic mobile data is the price associated with it. However, many municipalities is trying to combat this with free WiFi programs being implemented across the country. 

While the free WiFi is a great start it is still concentrated on the bigger metro areas and it remains to be seen if these plans are extended into smaller communities and how succesful it will be.



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