Algiers - Post Report Question and Answers

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

One of the worst internet speeds I have experienced, very slow and unreliable; the government often shuts things down. - Oct 2020

There are a variety of speeds available depending on what you can afford. I have mostly reliable internet and pay the lowest price which is approximately US $10 month. - Oct 2020

Internet service is mostly adequate although not always reliable. - Sep 2019

Internet is available but speed is not great. I can stream a TV show (usually). The flip size it is cheap I pay less than 20 USD per month. - Mar 2019

There are supposedly 'higher-speed' packages available in some areas but ultimately we're talking about a country where the Internet often slows to a crawl because it's raining outside. In Embassy housing with rare exceptions your internet will already be in place. This is a country that only got 3G the year before I moved here. - Sep 2016

Yes - kind of. Coverage can be spotty and some houses has weaker internet than others. Cost is relatively cheap ($30 a month I think). You can stream video the majority of the time. Internet speeds slow to a crawl when it rains (makes no sense but it's true). - Jun 2016

Yes, about US$60-70 month. Reasonably reliable, at least in out neighborhood. - Mar 2014

Internet yes, but the price changes every time you ask for the bill. The embassy sets up internet through a local provider, you must use who the embassy has chosen and you must pay the embassy to pay the local internet company. - Oct 2013

Residential DSL is not expensive (circa $30 per month), but not terribly fast. - Dec 2011

No. - Sep 2008

Yes, it's not too expensive. Many companies opened breaking up the monopoly. - May 2008

Yes, but it's unreliable, about US$200 for 6months. - Mar 2008

Yes, it's free for on compound residents. I don't know for off post. - Feb 2008

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