Herotel Truecom is proud to announce that it’s building a world-class fibre internet network in the south of Potchefstroom after receiving approval from the local municipality. Once complete, Potchefstroom residents and businesses will enjoy speeds of up to 100Mbps. It is the 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 Wonderboom South, 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.
Herotel is proud to confirm that only local labour will be used to build the network. Wessel Badenhorst, who is the General Manager of Herotel Truecom, says. “We are building the network with our own hands, with no need to import contractors from outside the region. Once the network is complete residents will be able to contact us directly or visit us at our local branch to get connected. Nobody will have to go through a middleman ISP, who only adds unnecessary cost to the monthly price. 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 Potchefstroom is and what the community stands for.”
During the rollout in Potchefstroom, Herotel Truecom 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 on their property, we will be offering a limited special promotion to those residents who assist us first,” he says.
Badenhorst further adds, ‘’The Potchefstroom fibre network represents a technological investment into the local community, which will improve access to education, entertainment and open 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.