Cuba’s dictatorship claims it will offer home internet service by end of 2014
The Castro dictatorship is claiming it will begin offering internet service to homes in late 2014. If indeed the Cuban regime does offer the service, one can rest assured access will be highly censored and all internet traffic will be closely monitored. Moreover, the cost associated with this service is certain to be exorbitant, but will no doubt provide a new product to spend some of the millions in remittances that pour into the island every year and a new revenue stream for Cuba's repressive totalitarian dictatorship.
Cuba Plans Internet in Homes by Late 2014
Cuba’s state-run telecom company ETECSA plans to begin offering in-home Internet connections by late 2014, a director of the company said.
“We’re thinking of reaching homes with ADSL technology. We’re trying to drop telephone access, since besides its poor quality, the telephone network is not designed for this kind of access,” Jorge Legra, ETECSA director of strategic programs, said.
“We could be talking about the last quarter of 2014,” Legra said, adding that the service will first be available in areas of the country that have the right technical facilities to make the connection.
In Cuba, with its 15 percent Internet access, the vast majority of inhabitants cannot go online at home, a privilege reserved for professionals like doctors, journalists, academics, intellectuals and artists.
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