Internet tower - cost, etc
Hi. I hope this will help somebody out there with questions about internet.
The picture is of my 90' tower that I bought 3 years ago or so. It was quite simple, I used a friends cedula, he had some connections and the tower was up in 3 days at a cost of $ 485.00 ( I think ). The engineer was like a fly on Enitel and 10 days later I had the dish mounted, and it worked, no deposit or anything. My speed is 512 and I pay C$ 1.644 per month, it's never or very seldom down.
My understanding is that it is somewhat different now, your application is long and cumbersome, don't be surprised if they ask for your grand mothers shoe size. Enitel has it's own website where you can check your speed, just complain and they turn the dial down in Managua and it works.
I have also a farm where there is no internet, so I signed up for another service where I use my cell ( GPRS/EDGE ) to connect to internet, the speed there is 115.000 KPS, nothing to write home about, but it works. Very soon, all of Nicaragua will be 3G, it is in Managua and it flows out from there, then you can connect via your cell at 1.5MPS, that will be super good. It always help to have somebody that know somebody, in my case it was the guy who put up the tower, he really did the footwork for me. Good luck.