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#251678 - 02 December 16 6:01 am - America/Chicago High Speed Internet in Maya Beach?
Ken_Wilford Offline

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We come down to Maya Beach area once a year and the internet situation has always been a problem. We use a 3G BTL router for the house and it works OK, but just slightly better than dial up. Last year when we were down we saw a guy splicing fiber optic cable and I stopped to ask him what was going on. He said that soon you would be able to get high speed internet in the Maya Beach area, that the fiber optic upgrade would soon be complete (we watched it over the course of two weeks and decent progress was being made every day). Does anyone know anything about this? We would love to have high speed internet at the house when we visit to make my work a little easier.

I usually have to do online work and process orders even while on vacation since I am a small business and I don't have anyone who can do what I do working for me. A lot of my time is spend waiting for web pages to load (welcome back to the late 1990s).

The other option would be to upgrade our router to 4G. Every year for the past 5 years BTL has been promising that 4G will be available "soon". I just read an article that it is supposed to be rolled out in December. We are coming down the end of January. Do you think it will actually be available on time?

Any information would be appreciated.
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#251680 - 02 December 16 7:33 am - America/Chicago Re: High Speed Internet in Maya Beach? [Re: Ken_Wilford]
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Friends in PG say 4G is out there so I would assume it is in Maya beach already

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#251682 - 02 December 16 8:54 am - America/Chicago Re: High Speed Internet in Maya Beach? [Re: Ken_Wilford]
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Loc: Maya Beach,
nothing has changed with BTL in MB. some neighbors have switched to SMART and seem happy. BTL tells me we are maxed out with our gear at 1 mb. promises have been floating about upgrades for years.

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#251685 - 02 December 16 10:34 am - America/Chicago Re: High Speed Internet in Maya Beach? [Re: Ken_Wilford]
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Loc: Pennsylvania and Hopkins
I could be wrong, but doesn't Southern Cable now have fiber optic on the peninsula? They have different prices for different speeds.
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#251688 - 03 December 16 5:21 am - America/Chicago Re: High Speed Internet in Maya Beach? [Re: Ken_Wilford]
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I read right now an article about "Satellite And DSL Internet Access In Belize" under:
https://www.belize.com/satellite-dsl-internet
Do know anyone something about this service and has experience about?
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#251689 - 03 December 16 6:40 am - America/Chicago Re: High Speed Internet in Maya Beach? [Re: jstewartpa]
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i am not sure but if so, no one is bragging about it.

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#251690 - 03 December 16 2:22 pm - America/Chicago Re: High Speed Internet in Maya Beach? [Re: Ken_Wilford]
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Hard to believe PG got 4G before Placencia??

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#252173 - 14 April 17 11:01 pm - America/Chicago Re: High Speed Internet in Maya Beach? [Re: Ken_Wilford]
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#252175 - 15 April 17 6:17 am - America/Chicago Re: High Speed Internet in Maya Beach? [Re: Ken_Wilford]
Barnacle Offline


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Loc: Maya Beach,
we are checking into this for a new house. BTL still has no land lines up here so we are limited to what equipment they have.
Smart is just not available in MB yet.
Cable is the only other option right now.

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#252177 - 17 April 17 5:23 am - America/Chicago Re: High Speed Internet in Maya Beach? [Re: Ken_Wilford]
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Loc: Calgary, Mile 5 Southern Hwy
I have been told, BTL is putting up 4 relay towers on the Sothern Highway. They have built the fenced compound for the first one at mile four right beside their fiber optic line. Moving forward end users will see less land lines more air time.
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