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Kimberley Notification

Dear Kimberley Residents,

Frogfoot is currently rolling out fibre to Kimberley to bring connectivity to a city that was previously underserviced. We are dedicated to bringing connectivity to towns across South Africa, especially during this pandemic where working from home has become a necessity.

In order to start the deployment in Kimberley, the required documentation and planning was submitted to Council and the wayleaves were then granted to us to erect poles to deploy aerial fibre. These plans and placements were approved by Sol Plaatje Municipality and Frogfoot adhered to all regulations in accordance with the wayleaves.

Through engagements with the municipality, aerial fibre was found to be the preferred method of fibre deployment due to the following reasons:

  1. An assessment of the soil conditions found the terrain to be very rocky and accordingly difficult to trench.
  2. The existing utilities infrastructure is not deployed to the required specifications and we run the risk of disrupting current services caused by use of conventional trenching.

Despite this, we have had numerous concerns raised by residents and subsequent complaints received in Belgravia and Klisserville, specifically addressing the poles that have been planted in these heritage areas.

In order to address these concerns, we will be following the required next steps:

  1. We will continue to work closely with council.
  2. Frogfoot have already engaged with the Northern Cape Heritage Resources Authority and will subsequently refrain from working in Belgravia and the Heritage areas of Klisserville until further notice.
  3. Heritage sites will be identified by the Heritage Council in order to direct further planning.
  4. The deployment in all other suburbs will continue as per council instruction.

We would like to thank the residents for their patience during this process. Should any resident require further details regarding fibre deployment in Kimberley, we encourage you to get in touch with us.

        Facebook page: Frogfoot Fibre in Kimberley

        Email: Kimberleybuild@frogfoot.com

        Website: www.Frogfoot.co.za

Regards
The Frogfoot Tea
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