The first time I traveled to Hakha was in 2004, December. It was cold, dark and wet. The city was constantly under blackout, and there was no internet connection. The next time I went there was in May 2005. The blackout was worse now, with no electricity for the whole city at all for the whole day. Internet was still unheard of for most people.
I traveled back to Hakha again in 2007. This time, things were changed. There was now one internet cafe opened in Hakha. The internet cafe was at Shine Store which is near the Clock Tower in downtown Hakha. I went there to use the internet. They use the IP Star staellite link from Thailand (although through Myanmar ISP, with usual ban and firewalls). The connection speed was painfully slow, and cost me 2,000 kyats per hour (normal price in Yangon was only 400 kyats per hour at that time). Well, at least you are connected now. The owner was quite friendly and helpful. I also downloaded the photos and videos I took during my trip and burned them onto a CD there. If you ever traveled to Hakha, don’t forget to go and see this little internet cafe over the hills of Chin Land.