If the past few months have taught us anything, it’s that being stuck indoors for most of the day with an unreliable internet connection is no way to live.
We rely on the web for absolutely everything now, from staying in touch with colleagues while working from home to getting that Netflix binge in at the end of the day.
Right now, keeping up with the unnecessarily stressful American election wouldn’t be possible without some speedy internet, and no one needs the added anxiety of a poor connection thrown into the mix.
You can take three routes when it comes to your connection: ADSL, Fibre, or Fixed LTE.
To save you the trouble of using your current patchy internet to try and find out how they differ, RSAWEB did the work for you.
We then tracked down some of their best deals so that you can see what’s out there for the taking.
Fibre is without a doubt the front-runner when it comes to speedy internet.
Fibre optic internet is the fastest and most reliable connectivity solution that you can get for your home.
By using Fibre optic cables to transmit data, Fibre connectivity is able to travel at the speed of light and isn’t affected by your distance from the source.
While some have maintained that Fibre is a pricier option than ADSL, this isn’t always true.
Fibre has in many instances become even more affordable than ADSL, and offers a wider variety of packages to suit the different needs and lifestyles of consumers.
If you enjoy lag-free gaming, buffer-free online videos, a clear reliable connection, and ridiculously fast upload and download speeds,you can get a 15Mbps connection for less than R700 a month:
If you don’t enjoy any of the above, I’m worried about you.
Right now, if you switch from ADSL to Octotel Fibre through RSAWEB, you’ll also get one month free.
It’s available on selected packages and in certain areas, so pop in here to see if your area is fibre-enabled and if you qualify for the promotion.
In a nutshell, LTE is mobile data, and the ‘Fixed’ part refers to the permanent location that the data can be accessed from.
With Fixed LTE all you need to connect is a router and SIM card. You simply put it in and turn it on – no installation, no problem.
Fixed LTE has large coverage and no landline is needed, making it a great alternative for ADSL or Fibre.
Say your area isn’t fibre-enabled yet, or you’re looking to cut back by avoiding landline costs, but still want fast internet with a stable connection…
This could be the package for you:
ADSL uses telephone lines to transmit data through copper cables from your nearest telephone exchange to your home or office.
It was once the most popular form of connectivity, but as of 2020, Telkom has started removing all the copper line infrastructure that ADSL relies on to operate.
Not ideal, because this means that very soon, ADSL connectivity will no longer be available to use.
In other words, it might be time to start looking into Fixed LTE or Fibre if you don’t want to find yourself cut off from the world.
Now that you know those key differences, it’s worth having a look at RSAWEB’s packages to see if there’s anything that suits your needs.
Simple and efficient – which is exactly what your internet connection should be.
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