• daniel brown
  • BBC World, Caracas

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Although internet access in Venezuela has grown, the speed has gone down.

Watching a video without having to wait for it to load is a luxury few have in Venezuela.

Although it is possible to buy a fast connection for several thousand bolívares, the majority of Venezuelans – who pay several hundred – consume the internet that recent studies have described as one of the slowest in the world.

Indeed, a study by Cepal reduces that it is the worst in Latin America.

According to the speed measurement company Ookla, the average internet speed in Venezuela is the lowest in South America.