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Sao Paulo, Brazil
Is high-speed home Internet access available? How long does it typically take to install it after arrival?
Yes. US$100 for 4mps.$80 or so for 2mps. Expect the price to go up as the dollar weakens (this is calculated at R$1.5=US$1). I think Telefonica (speedy) is more reliable than Net. If you use...
Do you recommend any books or movies about this city/country for those who are interested in learning more?
This book was really helpful for my Portuguese and also is a great introduction to Brazilian culture.

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