Ogero is Now Offering Residential Fiber Connection in Hamra and Achrafieh

You’re so lucky if you live in Achrafieh or Hamra because Ogero announced two days ago that they started offering fiber connections there, and you can apply to the service by sending an email to thepeople@ogero.gov.lb.

I don’t imagine the procedure to be very straight forward because it certainly involves changing the wiring and Ogero didn’t provide any further explanation about that yet.

Anyway, while this is a big step forward for the residents in these two areas, you can’t but think about the big gap being created among the users of the same phone network, and you can clearly see it in the comments on Ogero’s page. Some can’t benefit from more than 1 or 2Mb connections and others can’t even have DSL installed at their premises, while others on the other hand are benefiting from open speed plans and now fiber connections…

And let’s not forget also the problems that need miracles to be fixed such as mine which has been trailing with IDM and Ogero for more than 5 months now. At some point I’m starting to think it will only be solved once I move to Beirut!

The solution for all of this is certainly an infrastructure overhaul, but given how slow our governments tend to be with fulfilling promises, I really hope we get to see this during our lifetime.

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5 Responses to Ogero is Now Offering Residential Fiber Connection in Hamra and Achrafieh

  1. Imad Kreidieh September 2, 2017 at 1:25 pm #

    Thank you for talking about this project. A quick clarification though. Ogero is taking advantage of an FTTC pilot in both area to deploy FTTB as well. This experience will be expanded across cities wherever it is economically doable. We are eager to start and building our know how. We look forward offering the service to all. First milestone is FTTC

    • Rami September 2, 2017 at 2:43 pm #

      Thank you for taking the time to explain more about this project Mr. Imad!
      Good luck expanding it all over Lebanon.

  2. Jimmy choufani September 2, 2017 at 2:35 pm #

    I had a problem with my HDSL connection for 6 months, until it was solved 2 weeks ago.
    But still the connection is not stable with lots of interruptions

    • Rami September 2, 2017 at 2:44 pm #

      Yeah tell me about it… 😒

  3. Alexey January 25, 2018 at 4:40 pm #

    I got it and now I have about 100mb/s more than enough for gaming and downloading simple things

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