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[liberationtech] Cuba: 5% Internet penetration

Andrés Leopoldo Pacheco Sanfuentes alps6085 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 8 11:16:33 PST 2015


That's right, there's a small window of opportunity here for community
projects to develop a horizontal and free Internet for the people. There
are technologies out there that make this cheap, feasible, and reliable.


Best Regards | Cordiales Saludos | Grato,

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

On Thu, Jan 8, 2015 at 10:59 AM, Myself <falcocom25 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
>
>
> http://www.cubanet.org/tecnologia-2/exiliados-cubanos-podrian-costear-acceso-a-internet/
>
>
>
> 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...
>>
>> BUT
>>
>> 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
>>> tragedy.
>>>
>>> JMP
>>>
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