Stellenbosch properties to receive free WIFI
We, as South Africans are always complaining about the how bad Telkom ADSL is or how slow our internet connections are. Of late companies like MWEB have been offering uncapped internet connections at affordable prices. Still that hasn’t solved the issue. We lack the infrastructure and well we can’t all afford top of range internet packages.
How on earth, you ask?
Simple really, The University of Stellenbosch and MXIT have decided to join together to allow this. With University providing its 1GB per second line and MXIT offering up its un-used bandwidth, Stellenbosch residence will be able to access the network from any where in the town. Repeaters will be placed on lamp poles all over Stellenbosch to boost and extend the WIFI on offer. Which means, you as Stellenbosch resident can access free WI-FI from the comfort of your own home.
Now before you get all excited at the possibilities of downloading your favorite music or movies there is a limit. This joint effort will offer each user 500MB per day at 1MB per second. In total each household will have access to roughly 15.5GB of bandwidth per month. Any other Internet Service Provider will expect you to pay for it. Lucky, aren’t you?
This achievement is break through for South Africa and more importantly Stellenbosch. But will this end up happening through out the Mother City? Are we all going to benefit from it? Will they offer more? Well only time will tell!