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

All internet is slow speed through a wifi dongle or box. Slower than I remember dial-up. Unless you pay for the very expensive satellite internet, which some neighbors did by partnering up and splitting the cost. - Oct 29, 2017
No. You can get ridiculously expensive satellite internet, or get a little box from Airtel. Don't expect to stream anything. Turning your phone into a hotspot was also a popular option. - Oct 18, 2017
I don't remember the cost but its high cost isn't nearly as frustrating as the intermittent availability of it actually working or the in-person requirement to pay (no online billing and payments even though they're an internet company!). High speed internet, bah ha ha!! LOW bandwidth so when you wake up because the neighbor's goat or rooster is making noise, do your emails to friends in the middle of the night when the internet is in low usage throughout the city. - Aug 2, 2015
High speed is a very relative term. Internet is getting better here, but don't think you'll be streaming anything during your time in Niger. - Jul 7, 2013