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

High-speed? No. Is home Internet access available? Yes. Price varies, but customers should expect to pay approximately $100 US per month for 1Mbps of service. Two main providers of home Internet in town are SpiderNet and CBINet. Some people use the local mobile phone provider, Lumitel for their home Internet (4G). Streaming (with a home-use VPN provider) is possible - I am watching Netflix in HD, as I write this, with no buffering - however service can be spotty. Service is delivered to the home via WiMAX towers, so weather can greatly affect the quality of the signal. - Nov 12, 2017
Internet is available, but not high speed. $80 a month, and you can pay at the embassy. - Aug 20, 2015
Yes, at about $100/ mos. It's fairly reliable, but I hear it depends on where you live and what kind of reception you get. - Aug 8, 2009
It’s available but expensive and unreliable. It’s approximately $75/month and the server goes down several times a week. “High speed” is relative—you can Skype and upload photos, but it may take several hours to download a video from itunes. - Oct 30, 2008