We live in a world where almost everything is digitised. Reading a book, listening to music and watching a movie can now all be done from the comfort of your smartphone.
In order for all those things to occur, there needs to be a consistent connection to the internet either by way of mobile or wireless network – also know as Wi-Fi. Fibre is becoming the preferred choice for many as it holds beneficial characteristics when compared to LTE or 5G networks.
Homes that have fibre installed will usually have a small grey box (the size of a diary) fixed against the front wall.
Gumtree outlines the stand-out benefits of having fibre lines installed in your home:
Playing games online and streaming a movie requires consistent internet connectivity and fibre vastly improves this with virtually no delay between pressing a button and its actual response onscreen.
Most fibre lines run underground to the home and one of the main reasons for this is consistent speeds no matter the weather. Other networks like 5G or LTE make use of signals in the air so if the weather wet and windy, it’s likely that the speed won’t be the fastest.
The installation of fibre lines are once-off and permanent. So, whether you move house, the infrastructure remains in place and all you or the next person has to do is contact the relevant internet service provider to reactivate the connection.
Range of bundle options
Fibre is rapidly becoming affordable and, depending on the service provider you choose and if they have promotions running, packages can start from as little as R200. The 20mb upload/20mb download that package is the most common but if your needs are greater, there are more to choose from,
Now that you’ve got the knowledge, it’s time to shop! Head to gumtree.co.za or your Gumtree app (click for Apple & Android) and don’t forget to use your location settings to find local property information close to home.