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#72895 - 09/02/03 07:19 PM Internet Access
cyberPete Offline
Hi Folks smile
I will be on Ambergris Caye around the end of September early October.

I was wondering if there is anywhere to go where they let you plug in your own lap top.

I have an Internet business and want to be able to access a few specific programs I use.
Thanks in advance.

#72896 - 09/02/03 07:23 PM Re: Internet Access
Pedro1 Offline
There are two fun internet cafes on the island - in town Coconet's or south of town Island Internet -both places allow you to hook up to the satellite connection - also both serve booze

#72897 - 09/02/03 07:30 PM Re: Internet Access
cyberPete Offline
Thanks Pedro that sounds just great.
I am thinking of moving my part of the business there later in the year. The good thing about an Internet business is that you can do it from any part of the world smile

How reliable is the connection and Could you recommend an ISP?

#72898 - 09/02/03 07:37 PM Re: Internet Access
Pedro1 Offline
we use starband and the connection is fine

#72899 - 09/02/03 07:41 PM Re: Internet Access
cyberPete Offline
Thanks for your input Pedro.
I look forward to being there and making a few new friends.

#72900 - 09/02/03 09:25 PM Re: Internet Access
Lan Sluder/Belize First Offline
I've visited with folks around the country regarding their internet access choices, and Starband seems to be by far the preferred way to do it in Belize right now. Better, I'm told, than DirecPC. It's a lot more expensive and not as fast as the usual broadband access in the U.S., but it's the best you can do in Belize.

--Lan Sluder
Lan Sluder/Belize First

#72901 - 09/03/03 08:06 AM Re: Internet Access
cyberPete Offline
Hi Lan.
Thanks for the input.
Can you give me set up fees and monthly charges?
Perhaps recommend a set up company.

#72902 - 09/03/03 08:28 AM Re: Internet Access
Sandy C Offline
Ken in San Pedro sells and installs Starband, 226-2310 or 601-6146. I think he is currently in the US picking up more systems to install and will return in September. His assistants can probably tell you his schedule or how to reach him in the US. The complete hardware, software, installation package was around $2,000US with normal Starband fee of $50-65US per month; I don't know current pricing structure.

#72903 - 09/03/03 08:43 AM Re: Internet Access
cyberPete Offline
Hi Sandy
Thanks. Wow that's an expensive set up fee eek

#72904 - 09/03/03 11:27 AM Re: Internet Access
Short Offline
Of course the beach, sea, Caribbean vieuw and climate are included in the set up fee!
Live and let live

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