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Broadband (DSL cable) in Nairobi Kenya?

Broadband (DSL cable) in Nairobi Kenya?

Old Nov 18th 2006, 7:39 pm
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gaikokujinkyofusho
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Hi, I might be moving to Nairobi and I wanted to look into the
possibility of broadband access in my apartment. I talked to one person
who has some sort of paid wifi access for a friggin $200/mo and it is
really slow (glacial). When i was doing some work in one of the
districts a fairly knowledgeable person told me they would be getting
DSL so i figure Nairobi has to have something (for a reasonable cost)
but i can't find anyone who seems to know about that kind of thing (a
popular reply is "just go to a cyber cafe" [grrrr]).

Any help would really be appreciated,

Cheers

-Gaiko
 
Old Nov 19th 2006, 1:01 am
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Johan W. Elzenga
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<[email protected]> wrote:

    > Hi, I might be moving to Nairobi and I wanted to look into the
    > possibility of broadband access in my apartment. I talked to one person
    > who has some sort of paid wifi access for a friggin $200/mo and it is
    > really slow (glacial). When i was doing some work in one of the
    > districts a fairly knowledgeable person told me they would be getting
    > DSL so i figure Nairobi has to have something (for a reasonable cost)
    > but i can't find anyone who seems to know about that kind of thing (a
    > popular reply is "just go to a cyber cafe" [grrrr]).
    >
    > Any help would really be appreciated,

Why would you need internet at all, if you don't even know how to find
something in Google? ;-)

http://www.google.com/search?q=nairobi%20adsl

gives you as first hit:

http://www.iconnect.co.ke/html/adsl.html

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Johan W. Elzenga johan<<at>>johanfoto.nl
Editor / Photographer http://www.johanfoto.nl
 
Old Nov 19th 2006, 1:07 am
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Mike Okello
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Default Re: Broadband (DSL cable) in Nairobi Kenya?

Good APARTMENTS in Nairobi offer Internet services however u may have 2
use Satelite link is u like high speed connection. Shoppong around can
get u cheaper options try Wananchi online


MIKO


[email protected] wrote:
    > Hi, I might be moving to Nairobi and I wanted to look into the
    > possibility of broadband access in my apartment. I talked to one person
    > who has some sort of paid wifi access for a friggin $200/mo and it is
    > really slow (glacial). When i was doing some work in one of the
    > districts a fairly knowledgeable person told me they would be getting
    > DSL so i figure Nairobi has to have something (for a reasonable cost)
    > but i can't find anyone who seems to know about that kind of thing (a
    > popular reply is "just go to a cyber cafe" [grrrr]).
    >
    > Any help would really be appreciated,
    >
    > Cheers
    >
    > -Gaiko
 
Old Nov 19th 2006, 5:57 pm
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Marc Lurie
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Internet access anywhere n Africa is expensive. Please bear in mind
that a European or Amrican understanding of the term "broadband" is
VERY different from what you will get in Africa.

For example, I have wireless broadband at home (South Africa) with a
company called iBurst. It costs me around $90 per month and I get a
download speed of 1MB/sec with a monthly cap of 1GB. You can probably
get this sort of service free with every Big Mac in the UK ;-)

In East Africa, this sort of access will cost at least twice what it
costs me here. The reason is that there is only a small demand for
that type of service, so service providers have to charge more.

You can go for the satellite option (either RBGAN or VSAT), but be
prepared for MUCH more money each month.

Marc

On 19 Nov 2006 00:39:22 -0800, [email protected] wrote:

    >Hi, I might be moving to Nairobi and I wanted to look into the
    >possibility of broadband access in my apartment. I talked to one person
    >who has some sort of paid wifi access for a friggin $200/mo and it is
    >really slow (glacial). When i was doing some work in one of the
    >districts a fairly knowledgeable person told me they would be getting
    >DSL so i figure Nairobi has to have something (for a reasonable cost)
    >but i can't find anyone who seems to know about that kind of thing (a
    >popular reply is "just go to a cyber cafe" [grrrr]).
    >Any help would really be appreciated,
    >Cheers
    >-Gaiko
 
Old Nov 19th 2006, 7:39 pm
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gaikokujinkyofusho
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Johan W. Elzenga wrote:
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    > > Hi, I might be moving to Nairobi and I wanted to look into the
    > > possibility of broadband access in my apartment. I talked to one person
    > > who has some sort of paid wifi access for a friggin $200/mo and it is
    > > really slow (glacial). When i was doing some work in one of the
    > > districts a fairly knowledgeable person told me they would be getting
    > > DSL so i figure Nairobi has to have something (for a reasonable cost)
    > > but i can't find anyone who seems to know about that kind of thing (a
    > > popular reply is "just go to a cyber cafe" [grrrr]).
    > >
    > > Any help would really be appreciated,
    > Why would you need internet at all, if you don't even know how to find
    > something in Google? ;-)

Hmmm, did you look at iconnect rates? They are the $200+ kind of rates
i was reffering to. I should have mentioned it but i did google "dsl
nairobi" and got very few relevant hits, and none of them for rates
under $100/mo.

    > http://www.google.com/search?q=nairobi%20adsl
    > gives you as first hit:
    > http://www.iconnect.co.ke/html/adsl.html



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    > Johan W. Elzenga johan<<at>>johanfoto.nl
    > Editor / Photographer http://www.johanfoto.nl
 
Old Nov 20th 2006, 10:41 pm
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Timothy Ho
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right now i'm working in rural kenya and if you manage to find a place
with a telephone socket. you can get a 128kbps download dsl line for
about 80 USD.

On Nov 19, 11:39 am, [email protected] wrote:
    > Hi, I might be moving to Nairobi and I wanted to look into the
    > possibility of broadband access in my apartment. I talked to one person
    > who has some sort of paid wifi access for a friggin $200/mo and it is
    > really slow (glacial). When i was doing some work in one of the
    > districts a fairly knowledgeable person told me they would be getting
    > DSL so i figure Nairobi has to have something (for a reasonable cost)
    > but i can't find anyone who seems to know about that kind of thing (a
    > popular reply is "just go to a cyber cafe" [grrrr]).
    >
    > Any help would really be appreciated,
    >
    > Cheers
    >
    > -Gaiko
 
Old Nov 27th 2006, 6:30 pm
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Ngeresa
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hi?
I work as an I.T consultant and the best connection is through Africa
Online and the Telkom Adsl. Africa Online Iburst will cost you a
monthly charge of 135 UD and the Telkom Adsl will cost you 130 USD.

The connection fee for the Iburst will be 423 USD cause you need
special gadgets for the Iburst connection.

telkom ADSL will cost you 42 USD plus you will need a landline.

Paul
[email protected] wrote:
    > right now i'm working in rural kenya and if you manage to find a place
    > with a telephone socket. you can get a 128kbps download dsl line for
    > about 80 USD.
    > On Nov 19, 11:39 am, [email protected] wrote:
    > > Hi, I might be moving to Nairobi and I wanted to look into the
    > > possibility of broadband access in my apartment. I talked to one person
    > > who has some sort of paid wifi access for a friggin $200/mo and it is
    > > really slow (glacial). When i was doing some work in one of the
    > > districts a fairly knowledgeable person told me they would be getting
    > > DSL so i figure Nairobi has to have something (for a reasonable cost)
    > > but i can't find anyone who seems to know about that kind of thing (a
    > > popular reply is "just go to a cyber cafe" [grrrr]).
    > >
    > > Any help would really be appreciated,
    > >
    > > Cheers
    > >
    > > -Gaiko
 

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