Dhaka - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Internet is decent here. I've always been able to download things and stream HD. Sometimes it will go out for a day here and there, but overall the quality is on par with the US and even Comcast back home didn't work all the time. You can get a good internet package for like $30 a month and you can get very responsive installation and repair services if you tip for it. - Jul 2023

Internet is OK, I paid about $30/month for the fastest connection I could get. Adequate for streaming Netflix. There are three or four companies that provide service, they provide pretty good service. - Dec 2021

Very easy to install and is decent. - Sep 2021

Yes. I got a 50 MBPS fiber-optic for about $200 per month. Faster packages are available. It was on and working when I arrived (thanks to an AWESOME pair of social sponsors). - Jun 2019

Installation was a breeze and very quick. The quality is average, and prices are affordable. - Jul 2018

High-speed internet is generally available, not too expensive, and pretty reliable. The providers can install it very quickly, in just a day or two. - Apr 2017

Yes, my internet is fast enough to stream TV, and costs around $45/month. The installation process requires a lot of patience, as workmen will arrive up to 6 hours late (if they arrive at all), and will need to come back several days in a row to drill holes in the wall/window to run the cables. - Jun 2016

Yes. Fast internet that works with Netflix, Hulu, etc is about US$100/month. - May 2016

Link3 seems fine. About US$60/month. - Jun 2015

yes - US$30 will get you fast internet - Mar 2015

Available but not as reliable (power outages) and slower. US$25-$100+ plans. I have the cheaper and it's good enough. - Sep 2014

Internet is available at home. The speed was ok, and it was expensive. - Aug 2014

Yes, expensive and inconsistent speeds; plans starting from US$50/month. - Jul 2014

Yes, and you pay for it! I pay US$80/month for internet (through Link3) that is generally able to stream content through a VPN (Hulu, Netflix). Some people pay much less(through Qubee), but that company restricts bandwidth through a "fair neighbor" policy. - Aug 2013

Yes, about $40/month for wireless internet. - Apr 2013

Ok service, about $50-$70 a month. - Aug 2011

Available, yes. High-speed?Not so much. I pay about $120/month for 1.5Mbps during the day and 3.0Mbps at night. That is the most reasonable I have found. Most others are much more expensive and not very reliable. Lookup Link3 for decent Internet. - Jun 2011

Yes - prices (and customer service) vary widely from about $25/month-$100/month. - Feb 2011

Yes, but it slow and around $50/month. - Jan 2011

Yes. from $40 per month for wireless. - Jan 2011

I had a so-called "dedicated line" going into my house, but it wasn't consistently fast enough to reliably use Skype, Vonage, etc. It was cheap (I paid 2,500 Taka per month) but not impressive in its speed. - Oct 2010

Yes, most people use Agni. Speed is adequate, not ideal. The electric box burns out often due to power outages, but Agni is very prompt to repair it. - Apr 2010

Internet fast enough for Skype (but too slow to watch video online) costs about $37/month. - Oct 2009

This depends on what plan you get. It runs between $30-$75. - Aug 2009

Yes, but it is not really high speed. You are also given a download/upload quota. Prices start at US$20/month, but we pay US$80/month to support our download habit. It is fast enough to do video chat on Skype and iChat (which is much better sound quality than using a land line). - Mar 2009

Cheap, about US$30. - Oct 2008

Not high speed but usable and about US$20 per month. - Mar 2008

It isn't really high speed but it's good enough to skype and download television shows via itunes. It costs $US21/month. - Feb 2008

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