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Belize Internet – Part 3

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Welcome to my ongoing account of what it has been like to get DSL hooked up on Ambergris Caye Belize. We are now on Day 4 of the process – well technically more but  am not counting the 2 trips to BTL office. This is is a good example of why patience is a must here.

Heading to the pool shortly.  On Tuesdays class we had two new girls J & K – they were fun and liked class a lot. They said they  found out about Madame’s class through their friend Fred who is a tg reader. Shout out to Fred for sending the girls to class.

Anyone have any info to share on satellite pricing in Belize?

More to come

Paul found out why it seems to be taking so long to finish with BTL – the guy that was likely emailed to come do the second half of the install is away. So now that he figured that was a likely possibility – everyone is on the case trying to find out if he was emailed or were we just lost in the shuffle somehow.

CG Esthetic is doing training classes right now so I am going in for a pedicure this aft. I got asked last night but Dick and I were on a shopping mission so we substituted another Laurie instead.

Exciting news…  San Pedro Animal Hospital is in the works.

White truck

Checking out boats along the beach

Walking the beach

Super Buy South

Inside Super Buy South

Inside Super Buy South

Inside Super Buy South

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Inside Super Buy South

I never did end up getting my pedicure instead I traded up for a girl party at Las Terazza on Saturday. Just trying to juggle with everyone as we have to catch a 9 am boat.  Here are pics from Carole’s training course today today.

CG Esthetic training course

CG Esthetic training course

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7 Comments

  1. Ice December 10, 2009

    Wow, nice job. Hey TG, you now have viable options. Which is always a good thing.

    Thanks, Bob.

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  2. Remo December 10, 2009

    Those are good links Bob. Thanks for the info.

    Satellite has some good download speeds for the price I am sure.

    Satellite internet might pose a little problem due to atmospheric conditions and other factors.

    link—>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satellite_Internet_access

    Check out signal latency and rain fade at the beginning of beginning of the article.

    From personal experience, my DSL connection has been ROCK solid in all types of weather (heavy rainfall and cloud cover as well) conditions for over 3 years.

    Just something to consider as well.

    cheers…

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  3. tacogirl December 10, 2009

    Thanks for all the comments everyone. I love infosharing – please keep them coming. I will take a look when I get back from my afternoon appointment.

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  4. Bob December 10, 2009

    Here’s the link to the Belize provider from the above link:
    http://centre.telemanage.ca/links.nsf/articles/C600645A142079D885256E66006501B1
    Bob

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  5. Bob December 10, 2009

    Here is some info about satellite internet specifically concerning central america. FAQ #13 is particularly interesting.
    Bob
    http://centre.telemanage.ca/links.nsf/key/2wayFAQ

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  6. Bob December 10, 2009

    Here is a site that groups several satellite providers that would cover Belize:
    http://www.satsig.net/ivsat.htm
    Hope this helps; I saw one of the providers was $179 a month.
    Bob

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  7. Remo December 10, 2009

    Welcome to “Belize Time” and BTL MONOPOLY.

    They are upgrading the network system here and I am having issues with my modem at the moment. However, I know people that work at BTL and they are personally helping me to resolve the problem faster.

    Another important lesson you need to learn while living in Belize.

    Its WHO YOU KNOW………………………haha!

    Trust me, if you have connections or family members in important places things tend to go faster. Other than that, you are at the mercy of whatever and whoever:(

    Anyway, best of luck to you and I hope you get everything resolved quickly.

    cheers…….

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