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[liberationtech] Cuba: 5% Internet penetration

Andrés Leopoldo Pacheco Sanfuentes alps6085 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 8 11:31:45 PST 2015


I'm no expert, but I've been following a few developments:

Open source mesh networking hw/sw like those featured in VillageTelco.org.
Wireless backbone hw/sw like that offered by Ubiquiti Networks
And then big ticket gorillas like Google Fiber and Eric Schmidt, who
apparently has been talking with Cuban officials..

Combine those 2 and you get interesting things.


Best Regards | Cordiales Saludos | Grato,

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

On Thu, Jan 8, 2015 at 1:21 PM, S.Aliakbar Mousavi <mousavi.sa48 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hi,
>
> You just mentioned that There are technologies out there that make this
> cheap, feasible, and reliable.
> What technologies you mean? Can you give me some examples?
> Best,
> Ali
>
>
> On 8 January 2015 at 14:16, Andrés Leopoldo Pacheco Sanfuentes <
> alps6085 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> 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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>             S.Aliakbar Mousavi
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