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[liberationtech] Cuba: 5% Internet penetration
falcocom25 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 8 08:59:47 PST 2015
Amen to that Andres Leopoldo,
Back to the original post, the fact is that with US restrictions out of the
way Internet could be in the homes of most Cubans in a matter of months if
the Cuban government lifted customs restrictions on home satellite and
wi-fi equipment. The typical excuses: the embargo and infrastructure costs
are only that, lame excuses. Cuban exiles would gladly foot the bill to be
able to communicate with their families, no need for costly infrastructure
and no problem paying american satellite companies for the service. Of
course, Cuba's government would not accept it because they are afraid of
losing control and power but the least we can do is put some media pressure
on it. The next time a "Cuba expert" speaks at an American university or
the to the media blaming the embargo for the lack of Internet there should
be some serious questions raised by the members of this group.
On Thu, Jan 8, 2015 at 11:21 AM, Andrés Leopoldo Pacheco Sanfuentes <
alps6085 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Let's not do any flaming, it's so démodé...
> Cuba is close to my heart, AND
> there's a lot of BS going around
> Let them have their itty bitty piece of the Internet and then some
> Best Regards | Cordiales Saludos | Grato,
> Andrés L. Pacheco Sanfuentes
> <alps at acm.org>
> +1 (347) 766-5008
> On Thu, Jan 8, 2015 at 10:04 AM, J.M. Porup <jm at porup.com> wrote:
>> On 01/08/15 10:45, Andrés Leopoldo Pacheco Sanfuentes wrote:
>> > Oh YEAH! TAYLOR SWIFT! teaching us about Freedom while basking in her
>> > millions. OMG ROTFLMFBO
>> Um. OK. It wasn't my intention to trick you. I just figured you knew. I
>> mean, this is lib-tech...
>> > Bottom line: any single bit of additional Internet access for ANYONE is
>> > GOOD.
>> There are two words for the inevitable. One is progress. The other is
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