Cyta (Cyprus Telecommunication Authority) and PrimeTel are the leading service providers on the island. However, competition is emerging from other sources:
Cyprus Broadband have created a useful website that compares the costs and services of each provider in Cyprus.
To connect to the internet at home it is necessary to have a land line installed. This can be done by contacting Cyta by telephone or by heading to one of their shops. Installation should take no longer than a week.
Cyprus has many cybercafés, and, thanks to the Cyprus Telecommunication Authority, the Western coast of the island will soon have access to free Wireless internet.
Internet or Cyber cafés are a very convenient for short-term residents in Cyprus. Each café will have a different system, but you usually pay for your credit on entering the establishment. The normal cost is €1 for one hour access yet some cybercafés can charge up to €2.50. Internet cafés will often offer printing, photocopying, scanning and telephone services also.
If you live in Paphos and the surrounding area and own a computer, relying on cybercafés and spending money on home ISPs should be a thing of the past. Cyta aims to give a large part of this area free Wifi.