Openserve recently postponed the switch-off of its DSL and copper-based services from 1 September to 1 December 2020.
“We have taken a decision to announce a conditional extension to this initiative, to allow for as many users as possible to be migrated over to OFC before the DSL services are discontinued,” Openserve said.
“The details provided by Openserve regarding the extension are as follows:
- DSL users in the identified areas now have until 30 November 2020 to be migrated to OFC.
- Assurance incidents (fault requests) for the identified services will only be accepted up to and including 31 October 2020.
- It is therefore expected that faulty DSL services will be migrated to fibre when such faults are reported.
- Any remaining affected DSL services in the OFC footprint will be discontinued on 01 December 2020. Consideration will be given in cases where an OFC has been ordered but not installed yet.
Openserve’s extension means that DSL customers have until December 2020 to prepare themselves for the transition to fibre.
While the delay gives DSL customers some time, it is still worth preparing early to ensure that the transition is seamless.” – Prior, B: My Broadband.
Infraplex is here to assist our existing ADSL customers as well as any consumer currently on an ADSL line and need assistance to migrate over to a fibre connection.
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