Fibre goes live

While some far south areas are still being turned upside down by service providers digging up the ground to install fibre optic cables, Link Africa announced that Sunnydale, Sun Valley and the greater Fish Hoek have gone live and that all construction work in those areas had been completed.

Now it’s over to residents to order high speed internet packages from the internet service provider of their choice.

Residents of Bluewater Estate and Imhoff’s Gift have been enjoying high speed fibre internet for the past two months.

Link Africa’s Western Cape regional manager, David Ashdown said fibre or fibre optics, used light to transfer data via glass cabling. This, he said, made it the fastest and most reliable form of internet connectivity currently available and linked devices and networks in South Africa to the rest of the world at light speed.

Unlike copper cabling, he said, it is resistant to water and is of no use to thieves, resulting in a more stable and exponentially faster internet experience.

Link Africa’s cables run from Kalk Bay harbour to Glen Cairn, Kommetjie and Noordhoek, joining the national network at Tereco in Newlands,
(“Far south fibre-optic cable installation sparks debate,” Echo, March 14).

Sunnydale resident, Willem Barkhuizen, said he had placed his order for fibre long before work in the area was complete and that while he had initially experienced a few “hiccups” with configuration, these had quickly been resolved.

Fish Hoek resident Karen Lill, who recently moved to Fish Hoek, said she had had her fibre connected effortlessly, and having had good experience with fibre in Southfield, hoped it would be the same in Fish Hoek.