Is high-speed home Internet access available? How long does it typically take to install it after arrival?
Home internet access is available - generally there will only be one provider to your area. GSO will help arrange installation. It's more or less reliable but not always particularly fast. It is extremely cheap - I think I paid around $300 for a year of service. - Jul 2020
Yes, very fast internet is available. Most people use ACT if the hookup is available, and we didn't have problems. We did have to pay the entire annual cost up front each year - and in CASH - which was collected at our house by a person from the company who didn't carry ID and spoke little English, but the internet did work and went out very infrequently. - Jul 2019
Yes, seems like it can be done in a day. - Jan 2019
Yes, available, fast and MUCH cheaper than the US. On average we pay $20/mo for unlimited data and easily stream Netflix on different TVs at the same time with no issue.
It's a hassle for install (multiple visits), but once installed it's fine. - Nov 2017
One of the many disappointing aspects of living here is the internet. Contrary to common belief, Internet in India is not fast, but unreliable and expensive for the speed. It is partly due to the fact that there are millions on people surfing on it at all times, partly due to the lack of infrastructure. We pay about US$40 a month for the fastest speed available in our community and we find ourselves disappointed every day. - Sep 2016
Yup! And really really cheap! It'll drop at times, but it's reliable and they'll come fix stuff right away. - Mar 2015
The Internet is the fastest and most affordable I've ever had, 15 MB per second. Beam Telecom service is pretty good. - Jan 2015
Available? Yes. Expensive? No. Reliable...not so much. The broadband is fantastic for the five or six days a week that is works. We purchased a 3G wireless plan for backup. - Nov 2014
Yes, it's fairly cheap and fast. I think we pay about $30/month. When it works, it's great. But ours cuts out 1-2 times per week for 24 hours at a time. Reliability has been a nightmare. - Jul 2014
The internet here is very fast, cheap, and reliable (as long as the power doesn't go out!). - Mar 2012
Yes, cost is about $65 a month. - Feb 2012
Surprisingly, the internet here is not very good. You can get "up to" 500KB for about $50/month. Stress on the words "up to." - Jan 2011