N'djamena - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Nope. You can chose to use data off of a SIM for the highest speed (but very unreliable), or you can choose a 1-3 mb/s line from ILNET, that maxes out at 200 USD a month. - Aug 2020

Some commercial internet is just now becoming available. Around US$150/month will get you a connection of about U.S. dial-up speed/quality. You can send/receive email and read the news but not much more. The embassy also supplies a minimal connection to the houses at no charge. It's reasonably reliable but slow. It's adequate for keeping in touch via email but usually is not fast enough for Vonage, Skype or Youtube to work at an acceptable level. Note - embassy housing has extensions off the embassy phone system and the Embassy has Netbox which allows for free calling anywhere in the U.S. - Apr 2014

You can access it at the Embassy. Supposedly internet will be available in your home for US$30-40 via Embassy program. That remains to be seen and I wouldn't count on it anytime soon. - Nov 2006

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