Herotel connects first customers to Fibre in Swellendam

Herotel Breedenet is proud to announce that it has connected the first homes and businesses in Swellendam to fibre internet. We are currently in the process of expanding the network even further over the coming weeks, and are excited to offer residents and businesses speeds of up to 100Mbps. It is internet that is faster, more reliable and offered at prices far lower than ADSL, wireless or LTE. Simply put, it is a game-changing internet connectivity technology. 

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Herotel has opted to construct a fibre network that is strung mostly along poles in the mid-block between homes, which is the preferred method of large telecommunications companies like Verizon in the United States and British Telecoms in the UK. Putting the fibre optic cables in the air has numerous benefits for Swellendam, but the most important is that it allows us to sell our packages for up to 33% less than if we had to trench underground. This is one of the reasons that Herotel has some of the lowest prices for Fibre in South Africa.  Residents will pay only R499 for 10Mbps True Uncapped Package, including a free installation and router.

Rest assured that it’s the same quality fibre network, we just put the cables in the air instead of under the ground. This also makes the network easier to maintain and spares residents the pain of digging up their gardens and sidewalks.


Coert Smit, who is the General Manager of Herotel Breedenet, is proud that the fibre network is locally owned and maintained. “We are building the network with our own hands, with no need to import contractors from outside the region. All our clients can contact our office directly without going through an ISP which acts as an unnecessary middleman. For sales and support you will not need to deal with a national call centre that might be based in Johannesburg or Cape Town. You will talk to people from the area, real people who know where Swellendam is and what the community stands for. 

During the rollout in Swellendam, Herotel Breedenet is also offering an additional perk to homeowners. “Our team members, dressed in uniform, will be approaching residents to plant poles within the servitude on their property boundary line. In gratitude for allowing us to plant a pole in their backyard, we will be offering a limited special promotion to those residents who assist us first.” he says. 

Says Smit, ‘’The Swellendam fibre network represents a technological investment into the local community, which will improve access to education, entertainment and open up new business opportunities. As a further bonus to homeowners, it has been proven that access to fibre increases the value of properties over time.’’  

The network will be built in sections, which means that we are aiming to connect the first suburbs within the next three months. The entire project should be completed within six to nine months thereafter.