ISP in Johannesburg in Southdafrika

Colin karnaugh at
Fri Feb 26 18:45:15 UTC 2010

On Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 8:17 PM, Randy Bush <randy at> wrote:

> > Why is it so hard for you to believe that things are changing for the
> > better?

Hi Randy,

Those are all _extremely_ out dated references. The reality is here though.

Personally, for the last 12 months I have not paid a single cent to Telkom.
Not one of my packets traverses a single Telkom owned piece of equipment.

In fact, as I type this email I'm enjoying a lovely secluded beach holiday
on the south coast with 7Mbps HSDPA (which really is clocking 7Mbps) and
paying about $10 per GB - and none of those bytes go via Telkom either. Yes,
you envy me, you can admit it ;)

Numerous ISP's have Seacom >STM-1 circuits to an international peering point
of their choice, doing last mile over their own metro fibre or wireless.

While we all appreciate outrage from across the pond, it's important to keep
in touch with change.  .

Africa is no longer "dark" - but it can still be cheaper.


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