Huge response for Telkom fast web trial

2012-10-29 11:04
Telkom Internet reported an overwhelming response from qualifying customers to participate in its high speed broadband pilot. (AP)

Telkom Internet reported an overwhelming response from qualifying customers to participate in its high speed broadband pilot. (AP)

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Johannesburg – Telkom Internet reported an overwhelming response from qualifying customers to participate in its high speed broadband pilot.

Customers already on the trial have reported much faster upload and download speeds, the operator said in a press statement.

Qualifying customers are required to be covered by Telkom's MSAN footprint in the following areas: Benmore Gardens, Fourways and Waterkloof in Gauteng; Durban North in Kwa-Zulu Natal and Durbanville in the Western Cape.

Telkom Internet has had a strong response from customers meeting this requirement. These customers have been supplied with a free VDSL router in order to test the broadband speeds. This VDSL router will not be required to be returned upon the completion of the technical trial.

The ISP encourages customers to visit the following website to determine whether they qualify to participate.

Telkom Internet has also enabled a Self-Install option for qualifying customers whereby they can collect their modems from their nearest participating Telkom Direct store.

In all, 12 stores are participating, namely, Overport and Gateway in Durban, Randburg and Fourways in Johannesburg, Menlyn and Hatfield in Pretoria and Table View, Canal Walk, N1 City, Bellville, Tygervalley and Capegate in Cape Town.

Participating customers will not be charged any additional cost during the pilot and will continue to pay their current subscription DSL and ISP charges.

Telkom Internet wishes to highlight that all participating customers will revert to their original broadband speeds and services upon completion of the technical trial. The trial will terminate at the end of January 2013.
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