In Turkmenistan Internet connections sputter and fail. A page can be blocked one morning, timeout that evening, and open without problem the next day. The Web is neither fast nor predictable and you pay per megabyte.
Now, the state monopoly Turkmenistan Online promises to change that, at least the speed part. An unlimited, high-speed connection will cost just $6,821 (tax included), AFP reports.
Clients can surf the web with up to 2,048 kilobytes per second speed for the price, according to the tariffs posted on www.online.tm, the Internet provider of TurkmenTelekom, a telecom monopoly in the Central Asian country.Unlimited Internet is also available at slower speeds, with the least expensive option of 64 kilobytes per second for a bargain price of $213 per month.
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