Kimberley will be the first city in the Northern Cape to benefit from Cell C’s broadband services, with the company launching its network in the city today.
Recent research shows that more than 700 schools in the Northern Cape don’t have access to affordable Internet – and many of these are in Kimberley itself.
As part of our rollout in Kimberley, Cell C will provide broadband connectivity to one of the local schools, Tshireleco Secondary School. The school will receive five routers and five speed sticks with 60Gb SIMs.
“Cell C remains committed to bring affordable Internet access to the people of South Africa. This is one step towards the Department of Communications’ plan to ensure 100% of South Africans have access to the Internet by 2020,” says Mothibi Ramusi Cell C’s executive head of regulatory affairs.
While Kimberley is the focus of the launch, thanks to the deeper coverage of Cell C’s H+900 network, some of the surrounding towns will also have access to the coverage.
“We have committed not only to connect educational and healthcare institutions, but to also have a follow through support programme aimed at developing SMME in the area, which will form part of our job creation initiative,” says Ramusi.