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Musings about Spain and Spanish life by Paul Whitelock, hispanophile of 40 years and now resident of Ronda in Andalucía .

Fibre Wars
Friday, September 15, 2023 @ 6:49 AM

In my small village in the Serrania de Ronda battle has commenced in the quest to sign up the villagers to fibra, fibre-optic internet.

First on the scene was Masmovil, the mobile phone company. They started installing their cables and junction boxes around four months ago and conseuently had a commercial advantage. The local Masmovil agent lives in the village and was pretty active in signing people up. I joined early on.


Shortly afterwards, Avatel, a rival company, started installing their cables and junction boxes and signing up clients.








Just this week a third company, Charry TV from Ronda, began installing their cables and boxes. Are they too late to the party? It depends what their offer is, I guess.



I already switched from Masmovil to Yoigo (same group, yet independent of each other), but if Charry's offer is better, I shall switch again.





Closing remarks

As a side issue, I find it astonishing that companies, eg telephone, electricity, street lighting, just attach ugly black cables to walls all over the village; indeed, all over Spain. Cheaper than burying their cables underground, of course.


Tags: avatel, charry tv, fibra, fibre-optic, masmovil, yoigo

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Pasha01 said:
Saturday, September 16, 2023 @ 11:59 AM

Luckily on our Community all the cables are in the underground trunking and the boxes in some cabinets. Mind you we can only accomodate so many. I'm our President and I keep putting them off as most people already have an internet connection.
In time many companies will simply disappear if they don't get much business, leaving all the ugly cables behind them.

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