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Is high-speed home Internet access available? How long does it typically take to install it after arrival?

Yes, you can have it installed right away or it may take a few weeks to get upgraded service. Service can still be spotty. - Dec 13, 2017
Very expensive and not very fast. There are two payment levels: US$125 for 1MB, $250 for 2MB. We pay the higher rate, and it seems we may actually get a higher speed due to proximity to other diplomatic enclaves. That is not the norm. While we can usually stream video (at reduced quality), many cannot at all. - May 21, 2016
Yes with varying reliability. Cost from US$100-200/month depending on the speed you choose. - Aug 8, 2015
There is no high speed internet in Burkina Faso. I pay about US$100/month for a 512 mb/s down connection. Takes me about 4 hours to download an hour long TV show. - Jun 9, 2015
I read someone say you pay for the hope of internet. Most days that is true. It's low and unreliable. I've heard of some getting satelite dishes? Look into that. - Jan 16, 2015
Internet access is very slow. There are many plans that cost anywhere from US$40-200 a month. - Jul 30, 2013
We paid $140 per month and never received the speeds that were advertised. You don't pay for internet here. You pay for the hope of internet. If you don't pay, there is no hope. - Jul 8, 2013
Pricey, but available. - Apr 19, 2013
"High speed" is relative, but we have the fastest package at 1MB per second. I don't know how much it costs because I have yet to pay it. I've never gotten a bill. I'm sure I will get a hefty bill when they finally figure it out. You can't stream video exactly, but you can download movies and TV shows on iTunes or Apple TV and watch them later. We usually download overnight and watch the movie or TV season the next day. - Nov 18, 2012
Yes, but it is expensive. Internet up to 2gb/sec is available, but it runs about $300 per month. - Aug 6, 2010
We had Speed Touch Connection and I don't know the costs. - Aug 3, 2008
DSL is available and has recently reduced in price to around $40/mo. But it isn't as fast as DSL in the U.S. - Jul 25, 2008
Highest speed is DSL. I regularly get about 10-15 Kbps. It's OK for Skype but it takes 8-9 hrs to download a 350MB HD video. Cost seems to be about US$70/month. - Jun 18, 2008