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[liberationtech] Cuba: 5% Internet penetration
falcocom25 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 18 13:17:21 PST 2014
Hold your horses, the Cuban government's restrictions haven't changed a
bit. This new deal has so far been one sided and overhyped. Satellite,
Wi-Fi equipment is still banned at cuban customs and just last week a Cuban
was sentenced to three years for providing satellite service. Raids on the
barrio offline Wi-Fi networks have been rampant this year.
It's too early to tell if the new measures will mean more openness or more
wariness on the cuban side. Proceed with caution and without jeopardizing
american citizens in the process.
On Wed, Dec 17, 2014 at 2:55 PM, Yosem Companys <companys at stanford.edu>
> 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
> 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.
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