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[liberationtech] Cuba: 5% Internet penetration

Yosem Companys companys at stanford.edu
Wed Dec 17 11:55:23 PST 2014


From: Claro Noda <noda at complexperiments.net>

Initiating new efforts to increase Cubans’ access to communications
and their ability to communicate freely-

Cuba has an internet penetration of about five percent—one of the
lowest rates in the world.  The cost of telecommunications in Cuba is
exorbitantly high, while the services offered are extremely limited.

The commercial export of certain items that will contribute to the
ability of the Cuban people to communicate with people in the United
States and the rest of the world will be authorized.  This will
include the commercial sale of certain consumer communications
devices, related software, applications, hardware, and services, and
items for the establishment and update of communications-related
systems.

Telecommunications providers will be allowed to establish the
necessary mechanisms, including infrastructure, in Cuba to provide
commercial telecommunications and internet services, which will
improve telecommunications between the United States and Cuba.

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2014/12/17/white-house-fact-sheet-on-cuba-whats-changing/

this might be relevant to the list.

regards,
Claro.



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