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kcmiller10
07-21-2019, 08:47 PM
Greetings everyone!

I've read some older posts regarding limited internet speed. I'm assuming it's still the same (as I remember the frustration trying to somewhat work remotely on vaca back in 2016). But throwing it out there to see if there has been any improvement?

Best to all,
-Kristin

FlaParrotHead
07-21-2019, 11:25 PM
Kristin, it will all depend on where you live. Telbo has and continues to install fiber into the homes throughout the island. We have 50Mb and they offer up to 100Mb. That said, with concrete construction, the fiber modem and WiFi access point can have limited reach in many homes. We have our own AP attached and get coverage throughout. ‘ hope that helps.

Canuck52
07-22-2019, 10:22 AM
Hi Kristen,

I have a home in Sabadeco, where the TELBO fibre does not run yet. They have told me they have no idea when they might extend the fibre network out our way. So I am on there copper wire DSL system I am on there 10 Mbps plan, but I typically get about 6 Mbps download and about a 1.5 Mbps upload. My place is on the large side 3 stories and concrete construction, which is the norm on Bonaire. I installed a Linksys 3 node wireless system that gives me good coverage inside and out on the decks. I have not looked into the Flamingo Internet service. We are not big bandwidth users so the 6 is OK, but just OK.

kcmiller10
07-23-2019, 12:33 PM
Thanks for the info....but can you let me know what a "AP" is?

smits
07-23-2019, 12:36 PM
AP means access point

kcmiller10
07-23-2019, 12:38 PM
Thanks for the info. If I were to work remotely for my current company (if they even allow me to do so)....I need to download and manipulate large data files, etc. I thought I read somewhere that the actual underwater cable to the island was limited hence the entire island's speed.

Kate B
07-29-2019, 10:27 PM
Greetings everyone!

I've read some older posts regarding limited internet speed. I'm assuming it's still the same (as I remember the frustration trying to somewhat work remotely on vaca back in 2016). But throwing it out there to see if there has been any improvement?

Best to all,
-Kristin

Hi Kristin,
We also live in Sabadeco and the other posters are correct, fiber optic is not here yet. We switched our provider from Telbo to Flamingo, which provides 20 Mb service. My husband is a software engineer who works remotely and he has not had any problems with our Flamingo service.

All the best,

MelE
06-16-2020, 02:15 PM
Hi Kate,
I'm looking at Flamingo for our internet service, as well. Did your husband order any internet equipment from the US or did you get everything from Flamingo when they installed? My husband will be working from here so he needs as good as service as we can manage.

Thanks for all your tips on BT. It's been so helpful while moving here.
m

Kate B
06-23-2020, 02:04 AM
Hi Kate,
I'm looking at Flamingo for our internet service, as well. Did your husband order any internet equipment from the US or did you get everything from Flamingo when they installed? My husband will be working from here so he needs as good as service as we can manage.

Thanks for all your tips on BT. It's been so helpful while moving here.
m

Hi Mel,
Thanks for the kind words. You don’t need equipment from off-island for regular internet service, either provider will supply it as part of your service. Since I wrote that post, there were a couple of times where our internet went out for an hour or so. Not normally a big deal, but a problem for a software consultant who is frequently in online meetings. Ian now has both flamingo and telbo and ordered a piece of equipment from the US that will automatically switch to the other one if one goes down. We’ve had that a couple of months and it works great.

all the best,