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[liberationtech] Cuba: 5% Internet penetration

Andrés Leopoldo Pacheco Sanfuentes alps6085 at
Thu Jan 8 23:01:31 PST 2015

Here's a feasible approach:

The technologies I mention are in use already in Cuba, although outside the
legal system and thus subject to confiscation - case in point the newsclip
about dusmantlement of an underground wifi network leveraging Ubiquiti
Networks technology. Now they have a chance to set up coops to provide the
same service within the boundaries of the legal system. It is very
important for the progressive technology sector (people like the
subscribers to this list) to exert pressure to open up the state telecom
monopoly to new players, especially those based on democratic control of
the means of production, like Coops.
On Jan 8, 2015 4:19 PM, "Bill Woodcock" <woody at> wrote:

> > On Jan 8, 2015, at 12:49 PM, Collin Anderson <collin at>
> wrote:
> >
> >
> > On Thu, Jan 8, 2015 at 2:27 PM, Bill Woodcock <woody at> wrote:
> > It’s called fiber.
> >
> > Fiber is cheap?
> Relatively.  It’s sand, somewhat processed.  And it carries a lot of
> bits.  Nothing else carries a lot of bits.  So, since it’s the only option
> that actually carries lots of bits, it’s sorta academic how much it costs
> relative to other things, that don’t carry lots of bits.  So, yes, less
> than a penny a strand-foot is cheap.
>                                 -Bill
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