FAQ #79 – What About WiFi & INTERNET In Ecuador?

WiFi and Internet access in Ecuador is fast, reliable and affordable. If you’re from the U.S., you’ll pay far less for more bandwidth in Ecuador than you do back home.

We currently pay $46/month to NetLife for 75 Mb upload and download. NetLife offers plans up to 1 Gb for $448/month (as of October 2021).

We’ve found that, unlike the U.S., most plans in Ecuador offer the same upload and download speeds. When we lived in Denver, we paid $120/month for 50 Mb download and 10 Mb upload that slowed to a crawl in the evening when everyone in the neighborhood was using it to watch Netflix.

The most popular ISPs in Ecuador are:

The mobile phone carriers, such as Claro and Movistar, also have reliable and affordable 4G coverage in all the major cities and highways. Amelia has used our Claro phone as a mobile hotspot to run Zoom calls when we were traveling.

We have not heard any news about 5G coverage or availability in Ecuador.

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