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

Yes, can be set up within days of arrival. - Nov 2019


All Embassy homes have Vodafone internet service with unlimited data for about $40-$50. Reliability varies pretty widely among the compounds. Ours has been reasonably good. Many people have backup 4G routers. Social sponsors can get internet running before arrival, but it's a fairly simple process to get it going even if it's not set up before you arrive; just a matter of making a payment to get it turned on in most cases. - May 2019


We got internet within days of arrival, set up by the embassy. Unlimited 3G internet is about $50 a month, so that's pretty cheap. We find it pretty reliable, without going out too often at our house. We use it for streaming TV and it works mostly fine. - Apr 2018


There is internet service, but it's not fast and it's not reliable. You can get unlimited 3G service or pay-as-you-go 4G service. The wireless router's signal in my house doesn't cover all the bedrooms. - Aug 2017


There are a few choices for internet available. All are hit and miss and not that fast. They will cut you off for no reason, and never refund your money so beware. - Apr 2017


Internet is available (Vodaphone and Surfline) though it isn't fast. Upon arrival you'll need a few days to get it set up. - Aug 2016


Yes, but can be unreliable. We pay around US$50 a month for basic Internet. You can choose your package. Most expensive package is around US$150 per month - May 2014


Vodaphone has “high-speed” service, when it works. But customer service is non-existent. Expect to wait weeks for installation or service requests. Disruptions in service are commonplace. The most common package costs about $70/month and is adequate to use Skype. Vodaphone has recently upgraded the service in Cantonments and it is adequate for streaming video. - Apr 2012


Yes. Around $100/month for high speed internet. - Aug 2011


Internet works most of the time. It is too slow to stream video. Skype is possible but not great quality. Cost is around $60 a month. - Jun 2011


Yes, but service can be scatty and the "customer service center" is not able to actually troubleshoot or assist. You usually have to go to the office in person. It is about GHC 70/month. You do not get refunded or credited if you do not have service. In THEORY you can write a letter, but I know of no one who was successful in getting credit. - Feb 2010


Yes - Feb 2010


Yes, about $70 US a month. - May 2009


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