What's new
Carbonite

Welcome to Carbonite! Register a free account today to become a member! Once signed in, you'll be able to participate on this site by adding your own topics and posts, as well as connect with other members through your own private inbox!

Is it possible to install fibre in an area that doesn't have it

Syber0106

Junior Member
Rating - 100%
2   0   0
Joined
Sep 25, 2018
Messages
96
Reaction score
6
Points
295
Location
KZN
Just curious if i could order a fibre line in my area , the LTE is shit and the ADSL line is crap to would appreciate any information regarding my question
 

solz

Junior Member
Rating - 100%
22   0   0
Joined
Feb 28, 2019
Messages
205
Reaction score
26
Points
455
Age
32
This will all depend on where the neerest fibre point is. But just one PE son requesting in an area will probably not get them jumping with joy to com le install for you. But generally anything is possible. If you willing to foot the bill for the civil work thyley would definitly accommodate you, but don't think this time of year though.
 

PHalanKS

Super Legendary Member
VIP Supporter
Rating - 100%
123   0   0
Joined
Jun 28, 2010
Messages
1,842
Reaction score
224
Points
2,585
Location
Benoni/JHB
Generally you could pay someone to trench from the closest point an ISP could provision, to where you need it. Costs around R3000-5000 per metre.

Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk
 

Verkeer

Junior Member
Rating - 100%
20   0   0
Joined
Apr 4, 2017
Messages
209
Reaction score
82
Points
735
Location
Dainfern
You can express interest on some order forms where there isn't fibre. Enough people and it should rain...wait
 

Nemo415

DIY (Destroy IT Yourself) specialist
VIP Supporter
Rating - 100%
136   0   0
Joined
Oct 21, 2014
Messages
1,841
Reaction score
607
Points
2,565
Location
Pretoria
Check if level 7 is in your area


they have business fibre, which i think may even be some wireless access between your premises and a fibre base station, but it is pricey.
 

eleventh

Official Forum Signature Nazi
Rating - 100%
36   0   0
Joined
Apr 23, 2010
Messages
1,750
Reaction score
182
Points
1,955
Location
Muizenberg Village, Cape Town
You can also do "fibre-over-air", which is basically a directional laser through free space. So kinda like directional wifi.
 

Syber0106

Junior Member
Rating - 100%
2   0   0
Joined
Sep 25, 2018
Messages
96
Reaction score
6
Points
295
Location
KZN
Appreciate all the advice will have to work around this and see the possible outcome i have approached a few people in my area but they not interested ... Most are retired and not interested in the "internet"
 

valiente

Well-Known member
VIP Supporter
Rating - 100%
95   0   0
Joined
Sep 25, 2012
Messages
923
Reaction score
116
Points
1,795
Location
Johannesburg
Appreciate all the advice will have to work around this and see the possible outcome i have approached a few people in my area but they not interested ... Most are retired and not interested in the "internet"
Well you approaching them wrong - Showing interest does not mean they have to buy it.

Also you can tell them that Fibre Installations in the area will increase the value of their property.
 

Sub-lime

Member
Rating - 100%
5   0   0
Joined
Nov 25, 2018
Messages
266
Reaction score
220
Points
645
Also Fibre means they can have street cameras for extra safety haha. Pull all the cards
 

Syber0106

Junior Member
Rating - 100%
2   0   0
Joined
Sep 25, 2018
Messages
96
Reaction score
6
Points
295
Location
KZN
You guy's are legit brilliant !! Thank you for the gems
 

MSI1104

VIP
VIP Supporter
Rating - 100%
266   0   0
Joined
Oct 20, 2012
Messages
4,086
Reaction score
718
Points
2,945
Location
Cape Town Northern Suburbs
For a lot of reasons we do not have fibre in our area one being that there does not seem to be a site for them to use. However we have overcome this with our "last mile" being a outdoor wireless. adds about 4ms to the ping but we way happier than LTE.
 

Phence

Well-Known member
Rating - 100%
45   0   1
Joined
Mar 22, 2015
Messages
1,793
Reaction score
320
Points
1,585
Generally you could pay someone to trench from the closest point an ISP could provision, to where you need it. Costs around R3000-5000 per metre.

Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk
Route build trenching is generally around R500/m with access builds being R70/m (both ex VAT).

Though that isn't the point really. You need to be close to a breakout point like Budibox, boundary box, wall termination unit etc. You won't be able to connect to the distribution cable even if it runs right past your erf.

Many people don't know this so look at a manhole or closed trench and complain why they can't connect lol.
 

Top Donors

$301.00
$200.00
$175.00
$155.00
Top