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Cuba adding 35 WiFi hotspots for better Internet access

2015-06-22 10:52 by


Recently, the Cuban government has announced that it will expand Internet access by deploying 35 Wi-Fi hotspots in parks and boulevards of cities. What's more, the connection costs will also be reduced by more than 50 percent. This makes a price per hour of about $2.

The state-run service provider ETECSA has already confirmed that it will deploy the hotspots. It is expected that each spot would only be able to handle around 50 to 100 users, with a speed of one megabyte a second for each.

"The internet space is opening up here and I think this is a significant step," said Norges Rodriguez, a blogger and telecommunications engineer in Havana. "A year or two ago, we didn’t have anything like this."

Bringing Internet access to more people in the country is something that Cuban government promised to do back in December last year when President Obama visited the island.

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