Internet Communication Guide
Internet users have access to high-speed wireless access, WiMax, Wi-Fi and 3G. Speeds vary from 128K to 10+Mbps and, along with price, vary by providers. Below are just a few providers that offer a variety of different options. Please note that most telephone providers listed in the Telephone Section provide the same services and may offer bundling options that will provide mobile, home telephone, cable and internet at lower costs than if bought separately. Also, note the different services and speeds available as you can purchase different plans depending on how much you plan on using the services and how fast you want them to be.
Most companies also offer options that do not require a technician to install equipment, though in the event you’re looking to have a variety of services installed, for example, telephone, cable etc, it may be necessary to have a technician install the equipment and this usually will happen within two weeks. Ordering services may be done by telephone, online or by visiting a store. Ordering by telephone is relatively simple and in most cases you are able to speak English. Usually the only requirement is an address and if ordered online a credit card for activation.
Belgacom – Starting at around 16€/month http://www.belgacom.be/private/en/jsp/dynamic/productCategory.jsp?dcrName=internet_l#
Freedomnet – Starting at around 34€/month http://www.freedomnet.be/website/home.aspx?page=adsl_basic⊂=Basic
Mondial Telecom – Starting at around 19€/month http://www.mondialtelecom.be/PRODUITS/MTADSL/MTADSLLight/tabid/98/language/en-US/Default.aspx
Telenet – Starting at 20€/month http://telenet.be/
There are a number of internet cafes in the city, with many in the tourist areas around the Grand Place and prices can range from 2-4€/hr. A list of Wi-Fi hotspot areas around the country can also be found at http://www.wi-fihotspotlist.com/browse/intl/2000009/p6.html. Most of these require you are a member of the provider or you can buy time when you need access.