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How to Maximize Internet Speed

The topic of internet speeds at Lake Chapala is as common in conversations as the weather is during the rainy season. And most of the conversations end in the same way: resignation to the powers that be. TelMex Here, the primary power is TelMex, the near-monopolistic landline and internet provider owned by Carlos Slim. TelMex… Keep Reading

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Which TV Service is Best for You?

TVOne of the first things people do after moving to Lakeside is choose a television service provider. For most people, there is something particular they want to have access to. It may be news, sports, movies, or sitcoms. There are good service options for all of those here, but they all have pros and cons, as described below.

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What’s on TV?

Lakeside residents have an array of choices for watching English language TV programming. In addition to the cable and satellite services for TV sets, there’s a variety of video-on-demand services on the internet for computers. However, those services often disappoint north-of-the-border expats because Mexico changes the viewing content for Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime, and… Keep Reading

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Are You Paying Too Much for Telmex Internet?

Telmex sells three different internet speed plans (in packages that also include telephone minutes): one plan with up to 3 Mbps (megabytes per second) for 389 pesos per month, another with up to 5 Mbps for 599, and the best one with up to 10 Mbps for 999. No matter which plan you choose, however,… Keep Reading

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Pros and Cons of Expat Web Boards

Before moving to another country, most people spend some time online to get information about what it’s like there. There’s lots of glossy travel information about the Lake Chapala area online, for instance, especially on real estate websites. But, to get the real scoop, many people read the local forums or web boards (aside from… Keep Reading

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The Best Sites for Watching Free US Television

The ability to watch US network and cable TV channels from Mexico has been around for some time. A simple Google search displays dozens of websites from which to watch real-time streaming TV. But as technology, business models, and monetization strategies have evolved, the industry has stratified into several segments. The two primary segments are… Keep Reading

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