Algiers - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Our internet at home is just fine, but we are in the minority. Bad internet is a constant problem at this post. - Apr 2021


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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