Other things are not quite so good.
Here is one example.
I was chatting with my realtor this afternoon about the legal process for selling Mexican real estate. For someone who teethed on the Anglo-Saxon deed recording system, the Mexican process can cause a few jitters. But it works.
Deeds matter. But getting there does not bother me.
The internet does. In this area, it is incredibly inconsistent. Part of that is the very nature of DSL signals -- internet through the telephone line.
There are three basic packages on offer from TelMex. Up to 1, 3, or 5 Mbps. That "up to" is a dead give away to the variations in speed customers receive.
The realtor was a bit confounded when I told her my internet in Melaque is so slow I cannot run YouTube videos. It did not make sense to her because she pays for the least expensive package, and regularly receives speeds above that.
We did a little speed test. Sure enough. Her download speed was 3.57.
It has been some time since I tried a speed test on my computer at the garden apartment. When I got back, I was surprised my speed was almost as fast as the system at the realtor's office. As long as you knocked off the digit to the left of the decimal point.
0.58 Mbps download; 0.62 Mbps upload. That is only slightly better than the dial up speed I had in the 1990s.
I am going to take a trip out to the prospective new house to see what type of speed the renter gets. If it is not much better, I may call in John Calypso and his amazing bamboo pole antenna.
I may not get what I pay for onthe internet, but if I get sick -- my bang for the buck will be worth of of the other irritations combined.