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

Yes, but the speed varies and it's not stable. The embassy helps with internet installation upon your arrival. - Oct 22, 2017
Internet speeds are fine for regular internet usage, though we found trying to stream videos often led to a lot of buffering. Installation is pretty quick-our home was already set up and I just had to call to have it turned on. If you need work done, though, repairmen are not always very knowledgeable. We had internet and landline phone problems and had to have the worker out multiple times before it got fixed properly. Internet is cheap--we paid about $32/month for internet and landline phone combined. - Mar 15, 2017
Internet was ok - ours was often not very fast. Dealing with internet company was painful. - Feb 14, 2017
High-speed internet is available and can be installed quickly. - Nov 8, 2016
Good high-speed internet is available. some people set up a special VPN router to stream movies from North America. Installation takes a day or two. - Jun 2, 2016
Yes, it is available, and cost is reasonable. Sign up for a plan that suites your needs. Wifi available. If you have a 220V long-range router, it may be better than the low-quality one that you buy with the internet plan. - Sep 6, 2014
Yes, a little less than in the U.S. - Sep 3, 2014
High speed internet is supposedly available in some places. Not at my house. It's snail-slow. Frustrating. Awful, really. But some people have just mildly slow Internet. - Aug 14, 2013
Yes. Cost is comparable to the US, speed is up to 2MB as of 2011, with no caps on downloads. Just fast enough to stream SD video. Frequent power cuts are a big problem. Most houses have back-up generators, but there is a gap of a few seconds before they kick in. Invest in UPS units for all of your electronics. Don't bother to reset the clocks on your stove or microwave: it's going to happen almost daily in the summer. - May 18, 2013
Yes. Thirty dollars for a reasonable speed. - Oct 21, 2012
Internet is okay. It depends on your provider. It's not that expensive. - Sep 16, 2012
Yes. 40 USD - Aug 12, 2011
yes, around $20/month - Aug 7, 2011
Yes, decent, comparable to U.S. prices. - Aug 4, 2011
Available and affordable, but not all that fast. - Jan 8, 2011
They call it broadband, but service speed is highly irregular. $20-$200 month depending on where you live and what speed you want. Few wifi spots around town and internet cafes are downright dangerous. - Sep 18, 2010
Yes. I pay around 10 dollars per month. - Aug 30, 2010
Yes but power outages make connection difficult. We paid around $20 a month for internet. - Aug 12, 2010
Yes, again cheaper than home. - Aug 1, 2010
Yes, again cheaper that at home. - Mar 11, 2008