Broadband internet coming to Cuba

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This year Cuba’s state telecom firm ETECSA is to run a pilot project to extend Wi-Fi network access to private homes and small businesses via broadband internet fiber optic cable, a company organization official reported on Monday. Odalys Rodriguez, executive of ETECSA’s Havana Division stated the broadband internet project will give access to homes and organizations in two neighborhoods in Havana. At the current time, Wi-Fi is only available at a few city parks and open spaces in Havana, although foreigners have internet access at hotels. Cuban News Agency (ACN) reports that Wi-Fi will be supplied through fiber optic links, by the Chinese organization Huawei which has already signed a telecommunications agreement with Cuba. Another 30 new open Wi-Fi hotspots will be added to the…




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