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[liberationtech] Cuba: 5% Internet penetration

Katy Pearce katycarvt at gmail.com
Mon Jan 5 17:01:26 PST 2015


http://www.rferl.mobi/a/why-technology-penetration-rates/24805097.html

On Mon, Jan 5, 2015, 4:34 PM Myself <falcocom25 at gmail.com> wrote:

> You are using the Internet now. Are you a slave? Are you more equal than
> others to deserve it better and decide for them?
> On Jan 5, 2015 7:16 PM, "J.M. Porup" <jm at porup.com> wrote:
>
>> The Cuban people deserve to be free. How did Cory Doctorow put it?
>> Information doesn't want to be free, people do.
>>
>> The question is, will information free the Cuban people? Or will it
>> enslave them?
>>
>> JMP
>>
>>
>> On 01/05/15 19:02, Myself wrote:
>> > 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
>> > <mailto: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 <http://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>
>> >     <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>
>> >     > <mailto: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>
>> >     <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>
>> >     <mailto:companys at stanford.edu <mailto:companys at stanford.edu>>>
>> wrote:
>> >     >
>> >     >         From: Claro Noda <noda at complexperiments.net
>> >     <mailto:noda at complexperiments.net>
>> >     >         <mailto: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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