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

High speed internet is available, expensive and unreliable. - Jul 2019


High speed internet is available but can be expensive, and service is very unreliable. When it works it is possible to use video streaming services, though it is often not functioning, or too slow to stream smoothly. - Jul 2019


Yes, you can have it installed right away or it may take a few weeks to get upgraded service. Service can still be spotty. - Dec 2017


Very expensive and not very fast. There are two payment levels: US$125 for 1MB, $250 for 2MB. We pay the higher rate, and it seems we may actually get a higher speed due to proximity to other diplomatic enclaves. That is not the norm. While we can usually stream video (at reduced quality), many cannot at all. - May 2016


Yes with varying reliability. Cost from US$100-200/month depending on the speed you choose. - Aug 2015


There is no high speed internet in Burkina Faso. I pay about US$100/month for a 512 mb/s down connection. Takes me about 4 hours to download an hour long TV show. - Jun 2015


I read someone say you pay for the hope of internet. Most days that is true. It's low and unreliable. I've heard of some getting satelite dishes? Look into that. - Jan 2015


Internet access is very slow. There are many plans that cost anywhere from US$40-200 a month. - Jul 2013


We paid $140 per month and never received the speeds that were advertised. You don't pay for internet here. You pay for the hope of internet. If you don't pay, there is no hope. - Jul 2013


Pricey, but available. - Apr 2013


"High speed" is relative, but we have the fastest package at 1MB per second. I don't know how much it costs because I have yet to pay it. I've never gotten a bill. I'm sure I will get a hefty bill when they finally figure it out. You can't stream video exactly, but you can download movies and TV shows on iTunes or Apple TV and watch them later. We usually download overnight and watch the movie or TV season the next day. - Nov 2012


Yes, but it is expensive. Internet up to 2gb/sec is available, but it runs about $300 per month. - Aug 2010


We had Speed Touch Connection and I don't know the costs. - Aug 2008


DSL is available and has recently reduced in price to around $40/mo. But it isn't as fast as DSL in the U.S. - Jul 2008


Highest speed is DSL. I regularly get about 10-15 Kbps. It's OK for Skype but it takes 8-9 hrs to download a 350MB HD video. Cost seems to be about US$70/month. - Jun 2008


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