So you’re looking to get fibre to either your home or your business, but are not 100% sure about how to go about it. Well, we at MacroLan are here to help! First off, you need to establish if fibre is available in your neighbourhood. You can do this by taking a look at the new interactive coverage map from FibreToTheHome.co.za, which includes some of the most up-to-date fibre coverage from many of the top Fibre Service Providers in the country. Simply enter your location search in the entry field at the top of the page here to find out if you’re now in the fiberhood – It is THAT Easy!
Once you’ve done that you’ll need to decide which Fibre Network and Fibre ISP you would like to go with. Thankfully we at MacroLan operate our own Fibre Network and we’re also one of Cape Town’s most trusted ISP’s. But what is the difference between a Fibre Network and a Fibre ISP? Lets explain:
Fibre Networks are the companies that actually own the physical fibre optic cables that form the fibre network that runs to your home or business. Currently in South Africa there is usually only one fibre network servicing a given area. Examples of well-known Fibre Network Companies are MacroLan, OpenServe, Century City Connect and Telkom.
Fibre ISP’s (Internet Service Providers) are South African companies that provide internet connectivity via fibre optic networks. These include Telkom, MWeb, MacroLan and a number of other respected companies.
If you would like a more detailed breakdown of the fibre coverage and ISP offerings that MacroLan has, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0861 855 855! Alternatively you can leave your details on our contact us page and we’ll get back to you in short order.