So the big news this morning is that MWEB has released a whole heap of cheaper DSL products in South Africa – uncapped DSL for about R219 per month. Now that’s not bad at all.
I am a little concerned by some of the fineprint, which you can read about on mybroadband.co.za. I found a link where MWEB was giving out free accounts to the first 1000 people to test it out. I’ve qualified, so I’ll definitely keep you in the loop regarding this!
My concerns lie in the fact that if you’re limiting my usage then it’s really not broadband in the proper sense of the word.
For example, I’m not allowed to audio-stream my radio from Germany, not allowed to video-stream (TV from the UK, for example) and not allowed to do any excessive FTP’ing … I’m worried about those kinds of limitations. Who says they won’t throttle things to a point where it’s unusable.
Anyway, it’s absolutely all speculation … many ISP’s have the fineprint just to protect themselves against the odd abuser. I am, however, very excited to see the progress being made in South Africa’s internet community.