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Why does our broadband in South Africa suck?

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I hear people complain too often that either their broadband is not broadband or that if it is fast enough it cost’s more than the average South African can afford.

Broadband’s definition is constantly evolving, in the US the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) recently updated its “broadband benchmark speeds” to 25 megabits per second (Mbit/s, Mbps) for downloads and 3 Mbit/s for uploads. Updating the 4 Up/1 Down Mbit/s standard set in 2010.

I would suggest that price also plays a vital role in this assessment, if the cost is beyond the average person’s means then that too is a failure to deliver broadband.

Here is a piece of the puzzle

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