Friday, July 27, 2012

BELIZE AND CARIBBEAN INTERNET COSTS, DOES NOT INCLUDE CENTRAL AMERICA WHICH IS MORE ADVANCED THAN BELIZE

As reflected in the Table 2 below, the minimum download speeds offered in most countries is 1 Mbps, with the exception of Belize, Dominica and Trinidad & Tobago, where speeds of 256 kbps and lower are still available. Interestingly, the price for the service plan with the lowest download speed in Guyana (1 Mbps) is over eight times that of the most expensive plan in the rest of the sample group (Belize, USD 436.05 for a 4 Mbps package).
Country Lowest d/l speedHighest d/l speed Price for
2 Mbps/USD
Speed/bps Price/USDSpeed/bps Price/USD
Anguilla1 M $ 51.168 M $ 138.02$ 66.62
Antigua & Barbuda 1 M$ 54.60 2 M$ 71.53 $ 71.53
Bahamas1 M $ 29.999 M $ 70.70$ 39.99
Barbados 1 M$ 33.21 8 M$ 99.62 $ 68.97
Belize256 k $ 51.304 M $ 436.05$ 256.50
BVI 1 M$ 64.00 8 M$ 148.00 $ 84.00
Cayman Is1 M $ 52.468 M $ 145.18$ 76.86
Dominica 64 k$ 27.60 8 M$ 96.33 $ 32.76
Grenada2 M $ 29.2112 M $ 84.65$ 29.21
Guyana 1 M$ 3,500.00 4.5 M$ 15,120.00 $ 6,895.00
Jamaica1 M $ 27.97100 M $ 142.11$ 30.70
St. Kitts & Nevis 2 M$ 36.44 8 M$ 113.73 $ 36.44
St. Lucia1 M $ 29.084.4 M $ 183.67$ 54.84
St. Vincent & the Grenadines 1 M$ 33.44 4.4 M$ 211.21 $ 63.07
Trinidad & Tobago 256 k$ 12.48 100 M$ 126.40 $ 36.18
Turks & Caicos Is.1 M $ 53.008 M $ 146.00$ 83.00
Table 2: Monthly pricing in US Dollars for select Internet plans based on download speed (Source: ISP websites)

1 comment:

CT said...

Looks like a monetary conversion from Guyanese to US dollars failed. http://dsl.guyana.net.gy/price.html shows current 1.5M DSL at $30,000/month or about US$160