La Paz - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Yes. it's pretty fast. Takes some time to install, maybe a couple weeks. Much of it is fiber, and we can stream well. - Dec 2019

Yes. Speed is getting much better, but still lags behind other neighboring countries. We can stream TV and Netflix with no problem. Getting set up is also much easier than when we arrived. - Sep 2016

Yes. US$160 or so a month. We can use it to Skype, watch Amazon Prime etc on many devices at once. - Jun 2015

Yes, but crazy expensive. We have a 4MB plan so that we can stream Netflix and Skype. We realistically only get about 3MB on a good day, and pay US$160 per month. - Apr 2015

Yes, but very expensive and not very reliable. We paid well over US$100 monthly. - Nov 2014

ADSL is available here but it is the slowest and most expensive in all of South America. Acceptable download speed for streaming vidoe is available for about US$100 per month but there are frequent slow downs and outages. 4G has just become available. - Jan 2014

Very slow and expensive in comparison to everything else here. - Jul 2013

Internet, yes....but not what we consider high speed. Not too expensive, but you will pay more for the faster speeds. - Jun 2013

Yes, not too fast, but enough to stream. - Jul 2012

Reliable and reasonable speed, nothing like the US or Europe. - Feb 2012

Expensive but available, speeds not true. - Aug 2011

750K connection is about 110 dollars a month. Cheaper if you prepay. Slow for the money you pay but you can get faster internet speeds if you want to trade your paycheck out. My 750k while slow - still meets are needs for a family of five. Wireless connection at no additional charge. - May 2011

No high- speed Internet. The speed is low and it is probably the only service that is not cheap. 120 dollars per month and many times is down. - May 2011

There is high-speed internet access here. It is not as fast as in the U.S. but is sufficient for us. Cost is the same as the U.S. or more if you request faster internet service. - Mar 2011

Yes, but a bit slow. $40/ month. - Aug 2010

Yes, it is not the greatest and I though a bit expensive for the type of service. - Jan 2010

Yes, not too expensive. Quality of connection is spotty but improving. - Aug 2009

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