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iZync
7/22/2019 18:58 EST

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?

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Kohl
7/23/2019 09:34 EST

Having a bot fly under you skin is not a pleasant experience....but mostly it affects animals.

In regards to Internet service, it will totally depend on location.

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peter2017
7/23/2019 13:10 EST

I am not sure what sort of Internet company you want to start, but generally speaking Costa Rica is not the country to start any business, never mind a technology company.

Your best bet is Sillicon Valley or New York.

You want to be in the US for that sort of business. Access to VC capital, shows, conferences etc.

As for the fastest Internet, you probably want to stay in the San Jose area.

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blschultz
7/23/2019 17:20 EST

It depends on where you settle. The internet is being improved through out the country, but has not reached some areas.

I live on the northwest Pacific coast, and I have never seen a bot fly.

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acastillo
7/23/2019 18:42 EST

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.

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iZync
7/23/2019 19:49 EST

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

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iZync
7/23/2019 19:59 EST

Hello Pete2017, duly noted!

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

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iZync
7/23/2019 20:07 EST

Hi acastillo, I appreciate your reply.

I am not sure about the rules in CR for setting up your SAT service, but the service use what have a latency issue.

I can also install wind n solar to power it so it will virtually be online 24/7

I was hoping not to have to do all this, but I can if need be I am both and IT and low voltage specialist...thanks again...Ray

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iZync
7/23/2019 20:16 EST

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

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iZync
7/23/2019 20:28 EST

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!

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iZync
7/23/2019 20:45 EST

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!

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Lisapuravida
7/24/2019 10:12 EST

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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Gypsymark2019
7/24/2019 11:07 EST

Anyone aware if VA Healthcare is accepted in C R ??

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iZync
7/24/2019 12:08 EST

Hello Gypsymark2019,

You may want to start your own topic about health insurance. I’d like to my topic about internet quality and you might better response too...thanks Ray

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Gypsymark2019
7/24/2019 12:23 EST

Sorry about that.

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