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[liberationtech] Cuba: 5% Internet penetration

Myself falcocom25 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 5 16:02:48 PST 2015


Hollywood and Google belong to the Defense Department, Facebook is CIA and
it's all controlled by the Illuminati and E.T., still, Cubans deserve
Internet access like everybody else. Checking my cable modem now, Batista
may be creeping up the coaxial :)
On Jan 5, 2015 6:22 PM, "J.M. Porup" <jm at porup.com> wrote:

> As a journalist who's spent a long time covering (and living in) Latin
> America, I observe that American culture--that is, *information*--is a
> major tool in maintaining regional hegemony.
>
> In other words, Hollywood and Google both belong to the Defense Department.
>
> If I were Cuba, why would I want to make it easy for the jackbooted (if
> red white and blue) thug next door to stomp all over me and re-install
> the next Batista?
>
> JMP
>
> --
> J.M. Porup
> www.JMPorup.com
>
> PGP fingerprint:
>
> 1442 C867 3E9D 14A1 58FC
> 2266 6AC3 56C1 D73A 6884
>
> On 01/05/15 15:59, Myself wrote:
> > Under the new measures announced by the Obama administration in December
> > 2014, Cuban exiles can buy and send to the island satellite Internet
> > equipment, Wi-Fi routers, repeaters and pay for this service for their
> > relatives in Cuba. American companies such as HughesNet provide Internet
> > service with plans starting at $40 a month for a 5 megabits plan. Cuba
> > is in the coverage area, already some Cubans illegally connect to the
> > internet this way. This wouldn't require any infrastructure costs from
> > the Cuban government, in fact, small neighborhood service providers via
> > Wi-Fi could be legalized and the government could collect taxes from
> > them in a similar way they are taxing "cuentapropistas" (small business
> > owners) now.
> >
> > In a matter of months most neighborhoods in Cuba could be connected.
> > Cuban exiles have the economic means and desire to communicate with
> > their families over the Internet. The only thing standing in the way are
> > Cuban custom's regulations and the Cuban government's willingness to
> > allow Internet access in a massive scale. The Cuban government should
> > stop blaming the embargo for the lack of Internet access and start
> > moving forward, it's time to put some pressure on them too.
> >
> > More info (Spanish):
> >
> >
> >         Exiliados cubanos podrían costear acceso a Internet:
> >
> http://www.cubanet.org/tecnologia-2/exiliados-cubanos-podrian-costear-acceso-a-internet/
> >
> > regards,
> > Rafael
> > www.lasingularidad.com <http://www.lasingularidad.com>
> > PGP <
> http://pgp.mit.edu:11371/pks/lookup?op=get&search=0xA5BA76902CB232E3>
> >
> > On Thu, Dec 18, 2014 at 4:17 PM, Myself <falcocom25 at gmail.com
> > <mailto:falcocom25 at gmail.com>> wrote:
> >
> >     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.
> >
> >
> http://www.cubanet.org/noticias/desmantela-etecsa-red-clandestina-de-wi-fi-en-vibora-park/
> >
> >
> http://www.miscelaneasdecuba.net/web/Article/Index/548e5be53a682e084cff2ad0#.VJNBmXuWmQc
> >
> >     regards,
> >     Rafael
> >     www.lasingularidad.com <http://www.lasingularidad.com>
> >
> >     PGP
> >     <
> http://pgp.mit.edu:11371/pks/lookup?op=get&search=0xA5BA76902CB232E3>
> >
> >     On Wed, Dec 17, 2014 at 2:55 PM, Yosem Companys
> >     <companys at stanford.edu <mailto:companys at stanford.edu>> wrote:
> >
> >         From: Claro Noda <noda at complexperiments.net
> >         <mailto: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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