Is internet access readily available in third world countries?
Yes, yes, yes, public internet is often far more available in third world countries than it is in the affluent regions of this earth. The internet has swept the world, and most places on the planet are plugged in.
When I first began traveling internationally in 2000, I was surprised to find that I could find an internet cafe in almost every town that I traveled to in South America. The connection was sometimes painfully slow, but it worked. Now, the technology has brought most places up to a pretty high standard of connection speed, and using internet in thrid world countries is much like it was 5 years ago in the USA. That is to say: not bad.
The biggest problems that I have finding internet access is when I am in the developed countries of Europe or North America. Ironically, these are the places on the planet where public internet is most difficult to come by. In the rich countries, the people tend to have private internet connections, and internet cafes are oftentimes nonexistent.
So worry not, when traveling abroad you have the option to be just as well connected to the internet as when you are at home.
The internet is everywhere.
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Internet Access in Third World Countries