Wireless Antigua Guatemala

Wireless Antigua Guatemala

Details, details, details.

Oh boy, here are those ugly power lines again. But wait, what’s in the background? Sure enough, now everywhere you look in and around Antigua Guatemala, you find yourself with antennas.

It feels like there’s a race to turn La Antigua Guatemala into the first full wireless city in Latin America. The Antigua Guatemala local government is now installing security webcams throughout the city to keep a better control on its citizens, oops, I meant to say on the criminals.

On the flip side, the total wireless plan also includes Internet wireless access for everyone within city limits. Oh, I hope they don’t forget about the less fortunate Guatemalans who live in the villages around Antigua; in other words, Antigua’s workforce. 🙁

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  • Anamaria

    Speaking of webcams, I cannot seem to access the two Antigua webcams that were formerly on the Revue website. One was of a view over the Parque Central, and I enjoyed watching the sun rise on Volcan Agua each morning even though I was in England. The other was near Telgua; my goddaughter would stand under that camera and wave to me while I spoke on the mobile phone with her mother. I could watch her grow this way, albeit from afar. Do you know, Rudy, whether those webcams will ever be fixed again? It would be especially nice for the world to be able to view the Semana Santa processions over the next month.

  • Thomas Wheeler

    Hello Paul:
    Very interesting it’s these antennas like this that permit me to operate a radio station back in the state of Wisconsin via remote control from Antiqua I did this for the first time in the world history last March Sincerely Thomas WD9FRI

  • Erika

    I’d like to see how long someone lasts with an open laptop at the park, before they’re robbed! The stories my family tells me are unreal… 🙁

  • Brandon

    Hola!

    My classmates and I are traveling to Antigua in a few weeks with Habitat for Humanity and will be staying in the city for a day or so before moving on to Quiche. Are you aware of whether wireless access is available there?

  • Thomas Wheeler

    Hello Rudy:
    Very interesting it’s these antennas like this that permit me to operate a radio station back in the state of Wisconsin via remote control from Antiqua I did this for the first time in the world history last March Sincerely Thomas WD9FRI

  • Chris

    While on the surface it seems like a cool idea. What about all the small business owners in Antigua that run Internet Cafes? Many of them – if not all of them – are locally owned. Why would the city of Antigua shoot themselves in the foot like that. You’re giving tourists reasons not to spend money (which Antigua need right now). I know it probably doesn’t generate a ton a revenue – but there are places like Conexion that have been open for more than 10 years that would have to be impacted by a move like this. Furthermore – there is no way I would open up a laptop in public anywhere in Antigua. It’s just not wise…

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  • My question has to do with a post you did back in February about wireless
    antennas around the town. I know there’s a company that’s trying to go
    Antigua-wide with internet towers. Do you have any sense of how they are
    doing? Do they have the actual town covered now? When I was there last
    November they had horrible coverage.

    I know those towers are ugly and I’d prefer them not be there, too.

    Thank you in advance for your assitance, and for your photos.