One thing that is changing rapidly in Rwanda is internet access. Tigo have now launched on the Rwandan market and MTN prices are dropping like a stone to compete. A plug-and-play modem now costs RWF25,000 from Tigo and RWF35,000 from MTN. MTN’s coverage is better as Tigo is still expanding and speeds are really low outside urban areas (as little as 2-3kbps) but, at those prices, someone coming for 2-3 weeks might think it well worthwhile. Usage is charged per MB down- or uploaded, RWF30 per MB. Credit is available everywhere, modems should be purchased in larger towns – Kigali, Gitarama, Butare etc.
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