wowiloveperucuisine wrote:Hello all. I would like to know more about the internet quality in various cities in Peru. Please feel free to share info you may have about areas not covered here.
These are my observations so far about the internet in the places I've been:
1. Lima - Excellent internet. Fast and stable with many options to choose from. I've heard Lima has the best internet in South America, and from what I've seen I'm inclined to agree.
2. Arequipa - Pretty darn good. Multiple options work fine, Claro 3g was stable if a bit slow, home internet provided by Star Global was generally pretty fast and only cut out very occasionally, usually for no longer than about ten minutes. Olo router works in some but not all areas.
3. Iquitos - 3g was pretty much useless except for very light browsing. No Olo service. Was stuck using shared wifi most of the time. It was slow, cut out semi frequently. I was told that if one had a dedicated line it was fast and stable, but not sure how much I believe that. Every few days the internet cut out for me completely for about half a hour at the longest, but it was a regular occurrence.
Any info on cities like Cuzco, Tarapoto, Trujillo, and others? What options work for you, how fast are they, and do they cut out often and for how long?
In Lima, how tall your building is and what floor you live on can make a difference to internet speed, as can how far you away you are from the telephone exchange. Also Claro are introducing fibre optic cable not just in Lima, but in other parts of Peru. Might be worth looking into.http://www.larepublica.pe/01-04-2014/cl ... n-pucallpa