Connection speeds and broadband from three Caribbean islands

For anyone interested in working with others online in the Caribbean, here’s a few stats from Akamai for reference or expectations of connection speeds while there.

Average Connection Speed

Has generally doubled to triple Average connection speeds for Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago and the Dominican Republic.over the last five years.

  • Puerto Rico: Going from 1,000 to 3,500 kbps.


  • Trinidad and Tobago: From 500 to 3,000 kbps.


  • Dominican Republic: From 500 to ~1,500 kbps.


Average Peak Connection Speed

Has quadrupled since theAverage peak connection speed in Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago and the Dominican Republic. 2007 time frame.

  • Puerto Rico: Going from <5,000 to a peak now of ~20,000 kbps.


  • Trinidad and Tobago: In lockstep with Puerto Rico.


  • Dominican Republic: From <5,000 to ~11,000 kbps.


Broadband Adoption, >4 Mbps

Most of the increases in Broadband adoption in Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago and the Dominican Republic.just the last couple years.

  • Trinidad and Tobago: Increasingly to currently ~26% adoption.


  • Puerto Rico: Slightly behind Trinidad and Tobago at ~25% adoption.


  • Dominican Republic: Not yet available.


If looking for a network to share with others in the Caribbean, here’s a few benefits when doing so with Odysen:

  • Besides English you can also use in Spanish, useful in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.
  • Have separate networks for different groups you’re involved with.
  • Organize projects and activities, adding actions with a priority, owner and due date, sharing relevant office files and scheduling events for project reviews.
  • Share photos and videos from more personal activities.  Others can view a collection in a slideshow and add comments for feedback.
  • Store and share websites and local blogs in a centralized place for easy reference.  See a collection of blogs in the news reader, with an integrated view of the most recent article from each.

Learn more about using in Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago or the Dominican Republic.  This includes using the applications, languages available, solution examples and other relevant blog articles.

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