Connecting to the internet in Portugal


Portugal has advanced internet infrastructure with a number of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) offering ADSL broadband, cable and wireless connections.

Internet Service Providers in Portugal:

How do I get internet access?

Check out the website of each ISP for instructions on how to subscribe to their services. If possible, head to one of their shops as most companies will require the following:

  • A copy of your Passport or ID card
  • Proof of address
  • Tax Number

There will also be lots of forms to fill in and sign. Once you have everything ready, your internet connection should be up and running within a week.

Public internet access points in Portugal

Internet access is rapidly improving in Portugal. Espaço Internet  is a government initiative that aims to give every resident in Portugal free access to the internet and multimedia technology. So far there are over 1,000 centres across the country offering there services to everyone. Espaço Internet can be found in rural as well as urban areas and they offer facilities for the disabled.

Cybercafés: Cybercafés are not as common in Portugal as they are in other European countries. Standards are low and their services are poor. However, you will find internet cafés in larger cities and tourist areas without any problem.

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