It was big smiles all around last week as the first Hermanus residents their fibre connections installed.

Resident Dylan Lane with Tania Wyngaard, Communications and Marketing Manager of Lightstruck, after the first fibre connection to a home in Hermanus was made live.

“It was a momentous occasion, not only for our clients, but also for Hermanus. Not only is everyone delighted to finally have a super-fast internet connection, but they are overjoyed with the fact that it is reliable and cost effective,” said Hannes Pieterse, Managing Director of fibre installers company, Lightstruck.

Test fibre connections were installed into the first three homes in Northcliff and Eastcliff last Thursday, where they were welcomed by happy home owners. The first home to have it installed was William Lane’s in Luyt Street, Eastcliff. His son, Dylan was at the house when they installed it. “I am super excited and can’t wait to try it,” he said excitedly.

A few blocks away, Walter Esterhuizen and his family were also eagerly waiting for the installation team to complete their work. Walter, who is also the IT representative for both Hermanus Primary and Hermanus High, said he was looking forward to testing the connection speeds – and with a ten-year-old in the house it is certain that download speed will be at the top of the priority list!

According to Hannes, Lightstruck was established in 2016 with the focus of developing last mile fibre networks across Southern Africa.

“Our team consists of highly experienced individuals. Lightstruck has a successful track record and ten years of experience in the deployment of fibre optic networks in Southern Africa. It is our aim to apply only the best infrastructure principles to our networks to ensure that our clients have access to not only a fast, but also a reliable fibre network.

“We are backed by Eaglestone, a leading international infrastructure player focused on infrastructure and development in Southern Africa. They have over 100 years of infrastructure experience and have been involved in over USD 15 billion in infrastructure transactions in the last 15 years. For us to achieve the highest possible uptime we use only the very best design tools and principles during the installation process. We have made sure to partner with premium fibre suppliers to ensure world-class fibre internet becomes a possibility for homes and businesses across the country and in Hermanus,” said Hannes.

“Fibre optic internet is a remarkable advancement in communication technology. It is here to change the way we do business, the way we go about our daily lives, and even the way in which we educate the youth. What distinguishes fibre from traditional internet connections is its reliability and speed,” he said.

If you are interested in changing over to a fibre optic internet connection, go to to register your interest and to see the various internet packages on offer.

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