Hello, I am considering relocating to CR and was wondering about the internet infrastructure there? I am the process of building an internet company and I need quality internet service can anyone tell me what I can expect find throughout CR for the most part?
Thanks in advance... Ray
btw- I'm Not a fan of them infamous BOT flies either... :P
Are they really as bad as some make them out to be?
Internet is good for causual surfing but trying to run an internet business might be difficult. I've not seen consistent speeds above 3Mb anywhere not even san jose. There might be a business class provider but it would take some effort to find. Most of the shops and businesses are mom and pop and use residential class connections. In some parts of the country wired is not available and the only choice is a high latency wireless.
Thank you, Kohl for your reply. Good to know they mostly infect animals sad too, but better than humans I suppose!
I guess I could setup my own internet if it were really an issue for me. I am a IT person after all and can bring my own high speed satellite with me as well as wind gen's and solar to power it up...I am also a voltage specialist too... thanks again...Ray
I am a web designer build websites which I can do off line and just upload them when finished.
All my server will be kept state side anyway just need internet for uploads and updates. My online biz will run itself to attract customers looking for a web designer...they contact me make a deal I build it for them. This can be done virtually anywhere in the world and if need be I am also a IT person and can setup whatever satellite service myself as well as my power thru wind n solar since I am also a low voltage specialist too...thanks again Ray
Hello lindyluvsCR, Sound like here in FL. and it doesn't even have to be hurricane season just a heavy downpour can knock most local carriers...
Just a couple of days ago about 14 people here in my home town of Clearwater FL got hit by lighting out on the Clearwater beach and it knock out power and internet service too... its a standard like the state bird here the mosquitoes... :P
Hey blschultz, That's good news on both fronts improving internet and NO bot flies! I recently meet some Tica's and Tico's here state side and they live on the Crib side of CR and have suggested I should look into moving around where they live...wonderful people!
I guess really you may never actually encounter a bot fly since the adult fly doesn't have a mouth and does feed at all just mates and dies after laying its cargo. I hear they capture mosquitoes and lay their nasty little lava on them which in turn the mosquitoes carries the lava until in lands on a victim. The lava than borrows into its unwilling host! Discovery Channel!
Ray: Here is a website to a private provider. https://data.cr/american-data/ From what I'm hearing their service is outstanding for business purposes. Going with a private provider vs government run agencies will give you better speeds although most likely much more expensive. Hope it helps! (No bot fly problems, 18 years full time!)
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