The internet in this country is really horrible. Yes, it has gotten worse along the way. In Colombia it was comparable to the United States. In Ecuador it was perfectly satisfactory. In Peru we started to have problems, but we could generally find a connection where we could upload pictures. In all those countries the average hostel even had WiFi. Now in Bolivia, lots of places we stay advertise WiFi but it doesn´t usually work. And paying at an internet cafe, you would expect to be able to load your GMAIL right? Not a guarantee! It´s very frustrating!