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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:31 am 
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Cubans cheer as internet goes nationwide for a day

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba’s government said it provided free internet to the Communist-run island’s more than 5 million cellphone users on Tuesday, in an eight-hour test before it launches sales of the service.

Cuba is one of the Western Hemisphere’s l east connected countries. State-run telecommunications monopoly ETECSA announced the trial, with Tuesday marking the first time internet services were available nationwide.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-russ ... SKBN1KZ12U


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:13 pm 
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My first time in Cuba, I used the internet there. I gave up and decided carrier pigeons would be faster.

Though that was quite a while ago and the pigeons are older.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:19 pm 
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My first time in Cuba, I used the internet there. I gave up and decided carrier pigeons would be faster.

Though that was quite a while ago and the pigeons are older.

Funny, good one :rw)

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I was listening to NPR a couple of months ago and they had a story about Cuba's internet. The government controls the internet and what people can and can't access but there are plenty of computer savvy Cubans who setup their own internet access and establish "local" wifi hotspots for their neighbors to use. The story agreed with Toonces' statement.

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