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Internet Access

Internet access, once horrendously slow, expensive and limited to top hotels in Ashgabat, is now available in all big towns through state-run internet cafes. Free wi-fi is becoming more common, although some places still charge – expect to pay around 5M per hour. As all internet access is via the state-run www.online.tm, bear in mind that outgoing emails may be monitored and many websites (mainly news and politics sites, but also Facebook and Twitter) are blocked, so save any plotting to overthrow the government until you’re back home.