Along with the announcement of the availability of backhaul fibre connectivity, posted by TelOne today the company also posted an update on the locations in Zimbabwe that can now access ADSL services. The update also has the rollout plan for cities and towns that that don’t have the service yet. We separated it from the terrestrial fibre update because as we didn’t want it buried in a title that doesn’t say what this is really about.
So why is the location listing of ADSL coverage a big deal? Well for starters, outside fibre, ADSL is the most stable and hassle-free connection you can get right now in Zimbabwe. And 2, it offers ultra-cheap internet by Zimbabwe standards; ultra cheap setup fees – about $3 if you already have a fixed telephone line, and ultra-cheap bandwidth cost – starts at $30 a month for a 10GB data limit coming down to you at 256Kbps. But that’s not all, see, word out there is TelOne doesn’t have a proper billing system in place yet so that 10 GB limit there is really limitless. For a few more months at least.
So, here are the listing released today, and the roll out plan. We hope you are in area that’s included here, and that you don’t owe TelOne anything in unpaid telephone bills. They’ll want their cash first, or you’ll have to use another name.
Here’s a listing of the locations that currently have ADSL services:
CBD, Northwood, Sunningdale, Athlone, Airport, Borrowdale, Eastlea, Wincehendon, Belvedere, Bluffhill, Warren Park, Cranborne, Meyrick Park, Braeside, Avondale, Southerton, Hillside, Waterfalls, Kambanje, Highlands, Malborough.
Mabutweni, Pumula, Surbubs, Hillside, Queensdale, Bellevue, Nkulumane, Luveve, Killarney, Riverside, Northend, Thorngrove
- Gweru Central
Locations that will have ADSL by the end of August 2012:
Highfield, Mabvuku, Glenview, Dzivarasekwa, Glen Norah, Kuwadzana, Mufakose
Mkoba 1, Mkoba 2, Senga
Mbizo 1, Mbizo 2, Battlefields, Redcliff
Cowdry Park, Richmond, Emganwini
Locations that will have ADSL by the end of March 2013:
- Victoria Falls