Georgetown - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Yes, fairly quick and reliable. - Apr 2024

Internet that is fast enough to stream movies is available. I never need faster than that so I don't know what else is available. It was installed within a few days of my arrival. - Jun 2022

Yes, can be spotty. Wouldn't rely on it to work from home. - Aug 2021

Yes, two providers offer internet, and GTT Blaze is certainly the fastest. Our service installation took a little longer for our neighborhood, but now that it's installed, it's comparable quality and consistency to many US providers. - Sep 2020

Yes, and this has been a pleasant surprise. Internet is expensive, but speeds are usually fast enough to support streaming video/music without issues. Embassy homes are pre-wired for internet, so I don’t know how long installation takes from scratch. - Aug 2019

Yes. - Sep 2016

"High speed" internet is available but it is anything but speedy; speed is relative and seems quite variable, unpredictable, and sometimes goes out- but you get used to it and we all get by, even those who stream regularly. - Apr 2014

Yes, it is about US$50 per month. - Nov 2013

Yes and it costs $50 a month. - May 2012

Internet speed has picked up considerably, but is still not high-speed. Skype works, but can be jerky. The Embassy is billed for the cost and officers reimburse. Monthly cost is $40. - Mar 2012

The maximum speed for internet is 100mb. It's okay for streaming and downloading, but not spectacular. Some folks have a US VPN service which allows them to get US content like Netflix, Hulu and Pandora. They have generally been happy with the service. - Feb 2012

Yes, but expensive and not that fast. About $50usd a month. A new sea cable is going in between Guyana, Surinam and Trinidad that should significantly improve speed and reliablity. - Feb 2010

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