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Haiti Internet Access - DSL Speed Test - Access Haiti Basic Package will make you PULL your Hair...

Haiti Internet Access - DSL Speed Test - Access Haiti Basic Package will make you PULL your Hair...

Here is an actual DSL Speed test taken from my Access Haiti 3G Internet access in Hinche Haiti. This is for the "Residential Plan Basic Package" with a promised speed of 256 kbps download and 128 kbps upload...

At the time of the test, I was getting 30 kbps (4 kB/s) download speed and 93 Kbps (12 kB/s) upload speed...

For about $33 US, tax included, I can barely listen to an online radio station without it cutting up.

So you're thinking... Why would I get an Internet package with 256 Kpbs download to start with?

Answer: In Haiti, Internet Access cost an arm and a leg. If you want High speed internet, expect to pay 142 to 230 gourdes per gigabyte of high speed Internet... That's USD $3.15 to $5.10 per gigabyte of download...

Think about it, Natcom charges 800 Gourdes for 3.5 GB of high speed Internet, Digicel charges 1,000 gourdes for 7 GB.

Access Haiti charges $358.80 per month (that's over 16,000 Gourdes) for their Platinum Internet plan with a download speed of only 3 Mbps.

These Expensive Internet plans are for NGOs maybe, not for the average consumer in Haiti.

I tried to upgrade to the $60 US Bronze package, that was a headache... Access Haiti increased my bill to $60 US but they did not increase the internet speed one kilobyte more!

It is really sad to admit that in a Capital city that Hinche is (Chef lieu du Departement du Centre) one cannot get a decent Unlimited Internet Access for a decent price.

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Haiti - New LOOK : Inside Toussaint Louverture International Airport

Haiti - New LOOK : Inside Toussaint Louverture International Airport

Have you been inside the Haiti Toussaint Louverture International Airport lately? It looks beautiful... This is customs area for passengers arriving in Haiti... Way different then before... Wouldn't you say so?

I know that sometimes we Haitians want to close our eyes and see the change we want magically appear when we open it back up... Change does not happen that way... It take time!

Recently I was a video showcasing all the changes that will happen in Haiti Toussaint Louverture airport over time. It's not like they are going to shut down the airport to rebuild it. It's being done while the airport is in operation...

Let us keep on moving forward... Haiti has lagged behind long enough...

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Manual Labor in Haiti - Carrying rice bags for a living

Manual Labor in Haiti - Carrying rice bags for a living

This man works hard everyday carrying rice bags and other heavy sacs on his back in order to put food on the table.

I salute the Hard working men and women of Haiti.

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Haiti: A tree knocks out lightpole during heavy rain

Haiti: A tree knocks out lightpole during heavy rain

Haiti: A tree knocks out lightpole during heavy rain

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Haiti Agriculture : A crop field lays empty as farmers wait for rainfall to plant crops

Haiti Agriculture : A crop field lays empty as farmers wait for rainfall to plant crops

Haiti Agriculture in Haiti is defined as rainfed agriculture. it is the type of agriculture where farmers rely solely on rainfall for water.

Did you know that 90 percent of agricultural lands in Latin America, espeially in Haiti, are rainfed

This is an example of a crop field in Haiti that lays empty as farmers wait for rainfall to plant their crops.

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Fallen power lines in Haiti after a storm

Fallen power lines in Haiti after a storm

Maybe you shouldn't park your car too close to a power line during a storm because I really got lucky. This fallen power line in my neighborhood in Haiti fell inches from by car!

Now if only the electric company (EDH) would come fix it in time and restore my electricity!

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Digicel Haiti CEO Maarten Boute speaking on Television

Digicel Haiti CEO Maarten Boute speaking on Television

Maarten Boute, the Chairman and CEO of DIGICEL Haiti speaking to a journalist about the his worries due to the situation in Haiti.

Read the related article below for more information and watch the video.

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PHOTO: Sachè Plastik tounen Ban Lekol - Classroom Furniture Made in Haiti

PHOTO: Sachè Plastik tounen Ban Lekol - Classroom Furniture Made in Haiti

Gade photo saa... Vye sachè plastik vinn tounen Ban Lekol... Don Kato chante... Nou pat janm ka kwè sa tou tan sa pat rive... LOL

English:

Classroom Furniture Made in Haiti from recycled plastic bags... Very innovative

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Senator Kwame Raoul

Senator Kwame Raoul

Haitian-American Senator Kwame Raoul was appointed on November 6, 2004 to fill the state Senate vacancy caused by the resignation of his predecessor, Barack Obama, who had just been elected to the United States Senate.

Senator Kwame Raoul was born in Chicago to Haitian immigrant parents, Janin and Marie Raoul.

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Earthquake in Haiti

Earthquake in Haiti

More than 217,000 people were killed in the Republic of Haiti when a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck on January 12, 2010

For Haiti Earthquake relief efforts visit:
haiti911.com

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