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#525403 - 08/24/17 05:44 AM Fiber Optic Internet Plans  
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Marty Offline
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This morning I got a phone call from Belize Telemedia asking if I had received the letter about their new fiber optic internet. The rep. Brianna went onto explain that they had changed the deadline to September 14th – I was thankful, as the previous one was already passed and I hadn’t received the letter.

My new plan will be $99 and is 10 Mbps. For those that do not own their own modem like I do, add $10. As it stands now, I am paying $84 for 2 Mbps. With my upgrade I will get 6 GB of data monthly on my phone plus 100 minutes free talk and a bonus SIM chip. Currently I pay $39.99 on my BTL internet bill for 2 GB internet on my phone with no free minutes.

As far as the minutes go I wanted to know if they roll over at the end of the month. The answer was twofold, in online BTL chat help, I was told the minutes and data get replenished at the end of my bill cycle and what was not used will be expire. In Brianna’s reply answering that question she said yes the minutes roll over. I will just have to wait and see what happens, either way I still come out on top. I was told I did not have to go into the office and it could all be done by email. Once I get confirmed it is processed I will likely stop by the Belize Telemedia office just north of town to make sure. I will need to get my SIM card anyways.

Click here to read the rest of the article in Tacogirl's Blog

#525412 - 08/24/17 11:17 AM Re: Fiber Optic Internet Plans [Re: Marty]  
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That is fantastic!!

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#525551 - 09/01/17 06:34 AM Re: Fiber Optic Internet Plans [Re: Marty]  
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From a friend...

Wow we got the new fiber optic cable hooked up yesterday and it's FAST. It makes me blink .
It seems almost instant.

#525552 - 09/01/17 08:42 AM Re: Fiber Optic Internet Plans [Re: Marty]  
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I had a visit from BTL men yesterday - they said all I have to do to get ready is lay the pipe.

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#525556 - 09/01/17 11:05 AM Re: Fiber Optic Internet Plans [Re: Marty]  
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in central Indiana the subcontractor laying fiber optic cable have ruptured the gas lines in two cities a total of 20 seperate times

#525562 - 09/01/17 02:03 PM Re: Fiber Optic Internet Plans [Re: Marty]  
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Best thing BTL has done for us ever. I signed up for 20Mb residential and my total phone bill will drop by $170BZ a month. I already have it installed at Anil Mar at 20Mb and it's fast and stable. Seascape Villas was done on Tuesday and it only took about 2 hours to run the cable from the post and get it hooked up at 10Mb up and down, huge difference over the 8Mb we were paying for and were lucky to get 4Mb when it was working. I have 4 more installs scheduled for Solaria Villas next week. They're moving fast.

#525569 - 09/01/17 03:21 PM Re: Fiber Optic Internet Plans [Re: Marty]  
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Does anyone have reliable information regarding how far south the fiber optic is going?

I have heard from different BTL employees....only as far as Victoria all of the way to the end of the island. The same employee that told me to the end of the island also responded that it was going a little past Pelican Reef when I told him I heard it would stop at Pelican Reef. So the story changes mid conversation! LOL!


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#525571 - 09/02/17 05:48 AM Re: Fiber Optic Internet Plans [Re: Marty]  
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Pelican Reef Villas on the East side and just before the barges on the West side. I've seen their online map of drop locations.

#525666 - 09/07/17 11:35 AM Re: Fiber Optic Internet Plans [Re: Marty]  
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San Pedro High Is First School To Receive New DigiNet Fiber Optic Internet

San Pedro High School and Belize Telemedia (BTL) celebrated in a brief ceremony after classes yesterday, Wednesday, September 6, 2017, the installation to the school of DigiNet, the fastest internet service in the country.

San Pedro High is the first school on Ambergris Caye to have access to the DigiNet service as part of BTL's Internet to School Program. DigiNet will boost the school’s internet speed from 8Mbps to 60Mbps, making internet more reliable to the faculty and student body.

Click here to read the rest of the article in the Ambergris Today

Belize Telemedia launches DigINET in San Pedro High School

SPHS; the first in Belize to get free Diginet High Speed Service
On Wednesday September 6th, a ceremony was held at the San Pedro High School (SPHS), organized by Belize Telemedia Limited (BTL). With the aim to officially launch the Diginet program at the school, SPHS becomes the first secondary institution to receive this program across the country. Attending the ceremony were BTL staff, San Pedro Town council members and the media, along with school staff and students. With the new internet program, the high school internet speed will upgrade from 8MB to 60MB. The Diginet is not in efficient use as yet, as the principal, along with the school committee will decide how it will be offered to the students. To learn more about the Diginet program you can visit This program will be granted free to all secondary institutions across the country.

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