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
- 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
- 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
- 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.