Bridging the Digital Divide: Expanding Fibre Internet to Previously Underserved Areas

As a telecommunications company with a mission to connect all South Africans to fast, reliable, and affordable internet, we have achieved significant milestones in expanding our fibre network to major towns across the country. Now, we’re taking the next step by reaching out to the outskirts and previously underserved areas, ensuring that no community is left behind in the digital revolution.

In our continuous effort to build a more inclusive and connected South Africa, we have identified areas like Sebokeng, Cloetesville, and Kanana that were not previously prioritized for fibre internet infrastructure. Recognizing the immense potential in these communities, we set out to change the landscape by providing the same opportunities enjoyed by larger towns.

The response from the communities has been overwhelming and reinforces our vision of empowering all South Africans through access to high-speed internet. In addition to bringing fibre internet to these areas, we have also conducted community education sessions and sales workshops. By enabling some community members to become Herotel ambassadors, we have created a ripple effect of positive change, allowing them to earn additional income while spreading the benefits of connectivity.

To further strengthen our presence in these areas, we have opened smaller offices, signifying our commitment to being present and accessible to all our customers. Additionally, we’ve partnered with local Spaza shops to facilitate sign-ups and sell prepaid vouchers. This unique approach has not only facilitated greater accessibility but has also fostered a sense of community and collaboration.

The impact of fibre internet in previously underserved areas is immeasurable. Residents can now unlock a world of opportunities – from studying, learning new skills to running businesses and enjoying leisure activities like streaming movies and TV shows. Bridging the digital divide is about empowering individuals to participate fully in the digital age, and we are proud to be at the forefront of this transformative journey.

As we expand our fibre network, we remain committed to providing top-notch connectivity and support. We believe that by building partnerships with local businesses and investing in the growth of these areas, we can contribute to the economic development and empowerment of every individual we reach.

In conclusion, our journey to bring fibre internet to previously overlooked areas aligns with our mission to connect everyone in South Africa. We are driven by the knowledge that through connectivity, we can enrich lives and create opportunities for all. Together, we will continue to bridge the digital divide and build a more inclusive, empowered, and connected nation.