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

Prices and service are so much better that what they were just a few years ago. Most people put up with Gabon Telecom paying US$80 per month for 4mb service. 8mb is also least that's what you pay for, actual speeds can vary wildly. Ipi9 is a satellite internet service that is slower, but another option. - Jul 23, 2014
Internet was improving right as we left. Gabon Telecom is the most popular with horrible service. Speeds are available up to 4mbs when it works. IPI9 is a new satellite Internet company just coming online. We paid about 75 for 4mbs per month with Gabon Telecom. - Oct 24, 2013
Expensive like $200 per month. The only good fast internet is Gabon Telecom. The others are satellite and they are not fast enough to SKPYE or watch videos. - Apr 12, 2012
High-speed? Not really. Internet service was unreliable and expensive. Frequent power outages often meant no internet. - Aug 3, 2011
Internet is available, but calling it high-speed is stretching it. Its expensive. - Jul 16, 2010