poa! internet, Kenya’s fastest growing community internet service provider (ISP), has announced that it will double its network coverage area by the end of April, with the launch of services into six new areas across the country’s Nairobi and Kiambu Counties.
The new networks will then be followed in June by the launch of six additional networks across new parts of Kenya, making the ISP five times their current size in just a few months.
“Poa is already the fastest growing community ISP in Kenya,” said Andy Halsall, CEO of poa! Internet, “but we are now really accelerating our expansion plans to increase our network reach to hundreds of thousands more people across Kenya.”
The expansion programme is set to rapidly move poa! up the rankings to become one of Kenya’s top tier internet companies.
In 2019, poa! already counts their customer numbers in the tens of thousands and is continuing to experience rapid growth. The latest report from the Communication Authority of Kenya found them in 4th place with 7.5% market share.
By the end of April, poa! will cover new areas in Kenya, including Ndumberi, Githunguri, Dagoretti, Waithaka, Kinoo, Kikuyu and Racecourse.
“Our entire business model is based on continually delivering low cost unlimited internet access to those areas that are otherwise poorly served,” Halsall explained.
“We are expecting to maintain our current exponential growth throughout 2019, and confidently expect to enter the country’s top tier internet providers during this year,” he added.
poa! offers their home broadband customers unlimited internet at speeds of up to 4Mbps for just Ksh1,500 (about $15) per month and has maintained the same price since launching the service in 2017; most other competitors have raised their prices over this time.
“This year will mark poa!’s biggest expansion ever as we work to end the digital divide across Kenya,” said Halsall.