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The Internet in Cuba Today

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Like most countries, Cuba started getting involved in the Internet during the 1990s. However, state phone company ETECSA has only recently begun to introduce an increased number of WiFi and broadband connections. Roughly 15 percent of the island’s citizens currently have some form of access. Most residents and tourists use the Web by visiting and using hotel WiFi, internet cafes or wireless hotspots. Wireless In 2015, Cuba installed 65 Wifi hotspots in various parts of the country.  Another 80 more are planned for 2016.  Many Cubans browse the Web on smartphones when they visit these WiFi access points. To use the service, people need to set up Internet accounts and pay $2 per hour. Cafes Internet cafes and hotel Web access have been available for…

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