RECENT SURVEY NATIONWIDE OF MIDDLE AND UPPER LEVEL TOURIST ACCOMODATIONS, ALSO INCLUDED CAPABILITY OF INTERNET SPEEDS TO ENHANCE TOURIST BUSINESSES. THE NATION OF BELIZE WAS WOEFULLY POOR IN INTERNET SERVICES AND NOT UP TO THE STANDARD TO COMPETE IN TOURISM WITH THE REST OF THE WORLD.
Double! No, they need to increase the speed to minimum international standards.
On my recent trip around Belize, from Corozal to Punta Gorda and various points in between, plus San Pedro and Caulker, the internet ranged from pathetic (BTL DSL) to laughable (satellite).
I love the hotels that have notices posted about their Wi Fi that it is for email only, not checking the web or downloading files. Really would entice people to live and start businesses in Belize. ( touch of sarcasm here, if you missed it' )
On Tue, Jul 5, 2011 at 3:28 PM, Ray Auxillou
BTL has barely gotten out of the requirement for current speed and bandwidth this past year, which has helped commercially a lot. Still, the slowing down of connection speeds in the Twin Towns area, mean that they need to double the bandwidth and speed again. Their FAST internet is no longer fast enough. Right now it is only noticable most of the time during the times of the day and evening when a lot of people are on the internet out West here. This is one of those cases, where technology either changes the playing field in internet services, or probably in this case, just customer growth and usage.
WHATEVER the reason, BTL needs to get ahead of the technology service curve and double what they are giving in FAST INTERNET and stay ahead of demand. Only so will GDP grow. Plus associated taxes from more businesses generated and served.
BTL GROWING SERVICE PAINS