Oct 15, 2004, 2:13 PM
Post #2 of 5
It's very dependent on exactly where you are for some things, mainly internet. Right in Akumal there is a wireless solution that some say works ok. I think DSL is still too far to the telco in most beach areas although some do have it that live closer to the highway.
What I know works from personal experience is DirecWay 2-way sat internet, with the caveat that you must be assigned to the sat at 117* called SatMex5. That works as far south as Honduras.
For TV, Star works (the Canadian one), Dirct TV does not work, Dish TV will work but you need a larger dish (about 1 meter I think), there is a Mexican sat service that has some english programming but I don't know the dets.
There is cable TV and I believe internet in Playa del Carmen but I haven't heard of it making it too far down the coast yet ... soon, I think.... maybe tomorrow but probably not today...
There are several companies in the area that will hook you up with internet and tv for a fee of course but they handle all the details and install the sat dishes etc.
Go to Happy Hour at Lol-Ha in Akumal and sit over on the left with all the old f*rts and locals and you'll soon know the ins and outs of the whole business.
Jonna - Mérida, Yucatán