Published On: Thu, Nov 6th, 2014

Columbus (FLOW) contributes to high ranking on Internet speeds on Curaçao

flowWILLEMSTAD - Columbus Communications Curaçao NV., operating under two brands, Flow and Columbus Business Solutions and since 2010 on the island, is today regarded as a game-changer for broadband on the island.  Before Columbus, the price of residential Internet was high with low speeds.  Customers paid approximately one hundred guilders for a 1 Mbps download and 256 Kbps upload Internet connection.  Today, recently published research indicates that with broadband options from Columbus, Curaçao is ranked among the top countries in the region for the fastest Internet speeds.

“When Flow started in 2010, the market transformed drastically. We introduced packages from 5 to 100 Mbps. For the starter package you didn’t have to pay more than 80 guilders” According to Lina Nijman, marketing manager at Columbus Communications Curacao. “We have increased our internet speeds three times for our customers in the past four years, free of charge. We also introduced a budget package which makes sure that affordable Internet access is available to everyone on the island.”

“Affordable access to high speed internet is very important for economic development. In August of this year, we have again increased the speeds at no additional charge, from 5 to 8 Mbps and from 30 to 40 Mbps. Customers did not have to do anything for this, we did this completely automatically. As a Flow customer, you now get forty times faster Internet for approximately the same amount as four years ago.” Says Nijman.

Curaçao is in the top of countries, especially in the region, with high speed Internet access (Ookla & ICT-Pulse research).  Everyone at Columbus is very proud for being able to contribute to this score, and have indicated that they will continue to bring the latest of broadband innovations to the island.

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