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TV & Internet in Stockholm


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Television

There are two public TV channels in Sweden - SVT1 and SVT2 - and a number of private operators offering many foreign channels are also available. Televisions can be bought, rented or leased. Check out the buy-and-sell website Blocket (in Swedish):

As in many countries the Swedish state broadcasting service is financed by a television license fee. It costs SEK 500 per quarter and everyone who owns, rents or borrows a television set has to pay it. For further information:

Radio

Radio Sweden transmits daily in several languages, visit their website for more information:

Internet

Most hotels provide a free broadband internet connection to guests and many public libraries also have free internet terminals. There are now Sidewalk Express internet cafés in many European cities including Stockholm. These centres provide a large number of internet terminals which you can use after buying a ticket from the ticket machine. Connection to the inernet costs two euros or nineteen kr. per hour. Sidewalk cafés are located at the Stockholm central train station, as well as at Arlanda arport.

Here is a list of other internet cafés in the city of Stockholm:

DREAMBOW : Drottninggatan 26
CAFE ZENIT, Sveavägen 20
ACCESS IT, Kulturhuset
CAFE TILT, Grev Turegatan 8
CAFE LIBER/FERDOSI, Drottninggatan 87
IT-CAFE STOCKHOLM, Krukmakargatan 33 B
ICE, Vasagatan 42
M@TRIX, Hötorget metro station
NINE, Odengatan 44
PUB INTERNETCAFÉ, Drottninggatan 24
IC HOUSE, Hornsgatan 178

As far as domestic internet services are concerned the largest DSL providers in Sweden are TeliaSonera and Bredbandsbolaget, although others are also available. A connection with Bredbandsbolaget, for example, will cost from 199 SEK/€21 per month for 1 Mbit/s adsl, to 349 SEK/€42 per month for 24Mbit/s adsl. With TeliaSonera you’ll be paying about the same: 250kbit/s adsl for 199 SEK/month (€21).

Com Hem is Sweden’s largest cable internet provider. They charge 99 SEK/ €10 per month for 256kbit/s download and 128kbit/s upload. For 24Mbit/s download and 1Mbit/s upload you’ll pay 339 SEK/month (€36) and 8Mbit/s upload capacity is offered in some areas for an extra 60SEK.

Update 15/05/2008


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