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Hector Quintana
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Username: Hgq2112

Post Number: 2
Registered: 4-2009
Posted on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 1:10 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

My original research suggests that for a price, true broadband internet can be had, at least in parts of Buenos Aires. However, following the adage about not always believing everything I read...can anyone chime in on their own personal experiences with broadband internet access? What are the average downlaod and upload speeds that you are getting consistently? How frequent are system down times? Anything would be helpful. TIA.
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Pacopancho
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Username: Pacopancho

Post Number: 22
Registered: 5-2008
Posted on Monday, March 15, 2010 - 6:04 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

It's been almost a year since that post, and still no answer, so I imagine there won't be much of an answer to my post now, but just in case, how much does broadband internet cost in buenos aires? Even a rough figure would help as I am preparing a budget proposal. Thanks.
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Simon Fawkes
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Username: Expatba

Post Number: 81
Registered: 1-2007


Posted on Monday, March 15, 2010 - 8:24 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hi Pacopancho

I use Fibertel - it costs me about 130 pesos a month, but it largely depends on how fast your connection is and whether they provide the modem etc.

You can find details of their pricing at www.fibertel.com.ar

With regard to system down times, I find that probably once every 2 or 3 months the system is down for an hour or two. I don't know how typical this is - I've heard stories from others about more frequent outages, although not recently.

I hope that helps.

Simon Fawkes
Author, The Complete Guide To Real Estate Investment in Argentina, ISBN 0557001927, http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0557001927
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Pacopancho
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Username: Pacopancho

Post Number: 27
Registered: 5-2008
Posted on Monday, March 15, 2010 - 11:40 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Thanks, Simon, for that info. It helps me prepare a budget to start with.
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Arial
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Username: Arial

Post Number: 344
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Monday, March 15, 2010 - 11:58 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hi Simon, glad to see you are still around. I am in Buenos Aires trying to get Internet. In the States when I order broadband I get . . . well . . . broadband. Here they want to know do I want 3 megs (promotion right now and good price) 5 megs, ten megs (about $500 plus a bit pesos a month which is pricey) or 15 megs (I didnt ask). I have no idea what I need. I use it for business (mostly writing but some graphics--just resizing and stuff like that) and calls on Skype.

I have called Fibertel and those are the prices I was given. They are going to get back to me, perhaps today. Sure appreciate any help.

Our building manager says he has had Telecom for 4 years with nary a problem--ever. He says it depends on where you are in the city how good it is. As always I sure appreciate any input.

Arial
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Simon Fawkes
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Username: Expatba

Post Number: 82
Registered: 1-2007


Posted on Monday, March 15, 2010 - 12:28 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hi Arial

Yes I'm still around, although I've been a bit quiet of late on here. I've got the 3 megas service. It's fine for what I do, I even watch video streaming over it without any problem (e.g. BBC News).

With Fibertel you can easily change your connection speed product online. I would suggest starting with a lower speed, then you can always bump it up if you find you haven't got enough bandwith.

Cheers

Simon Fawkes
Author, The Complete Guide To Real Estate Investment in Argentina, ISBN 0557001927, http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0557001927
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Arial
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Username: Arial

Post Number: 345
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Saturday, March 20, 2010 - 5:30 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Okay, that settles it. Many thanks. And glad you´re still here!

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