Web at library frustrates readers

2015-12-15 06:00

Slow internet connectivity at the Central Library is under investigation.

Belinda Walker, mayoral committee member for community services and special projects, confirms the City of Cape Town has experienced slow connectivity for the last two months.

Regular library users have complained about a lack of working computers, as well as slow internet connectivity. Up to a third of the computers are not working and connecting to a webpage can take more than 10 minutes, one library user says.

“Bandwidth is impacted as all public Wi-Fi is funnelled over the broadband internet link, and there is no means to manage the number of consecutive users at any given time, which slows down the internet,” Walker says. Only four of the 78 computers are not working, she says. These are in the process of being repaired and this will be done in March next year.

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