Get a backup for your fibre connection.

RUSH Network
By: Ursula Dietrichsen

Working from home has become the new normal for many of us, and it's no secret that having a reliable internet connection is key to our productivity and overall well-being. Fibre internet is known for its lightning fast speeds and affordability, making it a popular choice for those who work from home or rely on a stable internet connection to keep doing your remote work.

But what happens when your fibre connection isn't as dependable as you thought it was?

Get wireless internet as a backup for your fibre

It’s really frustrating to deal with unexpected fibre outages, slow speeds, buffering and dropped connections, experienced far too often these days with the non-stop load shedding and power outages. Getting a wireless backup solution will solve this problem.

With a wireless backup in place, you can have peace of mind knowing that you'll always be connected and able to get your work done, no matter what. For example, during last week's (12 Jan 2023) fibre outage, WIRUlink’s customers who have wireless internet stayed connected. No downtime, and no slower speeds. Load shedding or other electricity-related problems do not affect the uptime of the WIRUlink network. AC supply feed and battery levels are monitored 24/7/365 and are proactively managed to ensure maximum uptime. Our high sites are equipped with backup power solutions to outlast severe load shedding stages, as currently being experienced.

Fibre relies on a physical connection to your home or office. If there is any damage to this cable, your internet service will be affected. This could be caused by a variety of issues, such as construction work in the area, motor vehicle accidents, or even extended periods of load shedding.

While many people have started to keep their fibre online utilising a UPS or other backup power equipment during load shedding, they can still experience internet downtime. This could happen when the power cut affects the infrastructure used to provide internet service. In areas with load shedding, internet service providers rely heavily on backup generators to keep their networks running, but these generators may need more capacity to power the entire network. Additionally, power cuts can cause damage to internet infrastructure, further exacerbating the problem. In the meantime, having wireless as a backup solution will be the most reliable solution to keep you or your business connected.

We have many customers that use DC UPS systems to keep their WIRUlink internet connection online during load shedding. Contact Energy On to find out more.

In conclusion, while it can be frustrating when your fibre internet goes down, having a wireless backup solution can help keep you connected and minimise the disruption to your daily activities and business. By understanding the potential causes of a fibre internet outage and having a plan, you can feel more prepared and less stressed when this happens. WIRUlink can be all you need during this load-shedding period, to ensure that you only have the best, stress-free internet experience!

Visit our website at to check if fibre is available in your area. For more information or assistance, contact us on 010 595 0000 or

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