Internet in Thailand
Internet facilities are awesome in Thailand. More and more people are becoming internet users in the country and many of them are now having broadband access. You can avail the broadband internet facilities in the major cities and towns of Thailand. But you cannot expect the same in the villages and countryside even now.
Statistics show that most of the internet users in Thailand still depend a lot on the dial- up access. TOT operates throughout the nation to provide the dial- up access to the users. The service providers charge only 3 baht per call for this dial up facility. You can even get the dial- up prepaid internet packs at big stores like Tesco Lotus Express, 7-11 or Family Mart. This will cost you around 150- 400 baht per month but you can expect to get unlimited access from a reliable service provider in lieu of this cost.
The subscribers of the fixed telephone lines provided by True Corporation enjoy a different kind of internet facility. They have to pay 9 baht per hour for the dial up internet connection which is billed along with the telephone bill and dispatched at the end of your billing cycle.
The broadband internet users access the services of ADSL or Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line. Cable Modems and G.shdsl also provide services in some areas. The cost for consumer broadband internet access will vary from 99 baht per month to 2400 baht per month with the variation in the speed. Universities are given fast internet access along with the Trans- Eurasia Information Network.
2005 witnessed an amazing growth in the number of broadband users in Thailand. Thailand is now having the highest number of internet hosts in the entire South East Asia region.
20 internet service providers are operating in Thailand which get their rights to operate from NTC or National Telecommunications Council.
Thus, you can expect to get an impressive internet facility once you are in Thailand and that too within your budget.