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Updating the Internet in Cuba

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Cuba has been rated with only 5% internet connectivity in the world in terms of telecommunication, making it one of the least connected countries. But that figure is rapidly changing and we’d love to see the new stats.  Before 2013, Cuba relied on old Russian satellites to connect to the Internet. These satellites were limited in terms of the amount of data they could handle, therefore, dramatically affecting connection speed. Access to the internet had been restricted for Cuba because of the continuing problem of the US embargo.  The US embargo hindered the development of a network structure because of the high cost, hard currency, access to credit and shipping issues.  The country was isolated from connecting to undersea fiber optic cables that surrounded the…

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