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[liberationtech] Cuba: 5% Internet penetration

Andrés Leopoldo Pacheco Sanfuentes alps6085 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 8 07:45:22 PST 2015


Oh YEAH! TAYLOR SWIFT! teaching us about Freedom while basking in her
millions. OMG ROTFLMFBO

Bottom line: any single bit of additional Internet access for ANYONE is
GOOD.


Best Regards | Cordiales Saludos | Grato,

Andrés L. Pacheco Sanfuentes
<alps at acm.org>
+1 (347) 766-5008

On Tue, Jan 6, 2015 at 3:25 AM, J.M. Porup <jm at porup.com> wrote:

> Can't you see the bars of your cage?
>
> https://twitter.com/SwiftOnSecurity/status/500130322810273794
>
>
> On 01/05/15 19:34, Myself 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
> > <mailto: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>
> >     > <mailto: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> <
> 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>
> >     >     <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>>
> >     >     > <mailto: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>
> >     >     <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>>
> >     >     <mailto: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>>
> >     >     >         <mailto: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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> >     >     <mailto:companys at stanford.edu <mailto:companys at stanford.edu
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