The founder of Internet-SA started Dorea ISP in Harrismith in November 1995 with the main objective to provide internet services to rural communities in South Africa.The founder of Internet-SA started Dorea ISP in Harrismith in November 1995 with the main objective to provide internet services to rural communities in South Africa.
In 1996 Dorea expanded to the surrounding towns and deployed additional services in Bethlehem and Phuthaditjhaba. Towns in the Western Cape and Kwazulu Natal followed soon after and by 1998 the company provided services in four provinces in South Africa. This established Dorea as a medium-sized ISP and one of the largest ISPs operating in rural communities at the time.
In 2002 the founder moved onto a new venture and Internet-SA was formed, also operating as an internet service provider (ISP) based in Harrismith, Free State.
This company was started with very little but was fortunate enough to be the preferred ISP for both VKB in the Free State and Autopage Cellular in Johannesburg.
Twenty years later, Internet-SA has established itself as a household name in the Eastern Free State. Over the years we’ve been resilient and have endured big changes in the broadband internet industry. We’ve proactively implemented the latest available technology to ensure we can meet our client’s data needs. These changes included moving from dial-up to an ADSL connection. Then moving from ADSL to wireless connections.
In 2020 we rolled out fibre to our Harrismith clients, with more towns to follow soon.