Castro deputy minister of informatics and communications, Ramon Linares, declared that every Cuban who has a phone line has a right to an internet connection, eventually.
Cubans with a telephone landline will have a “right” to an Internet connection at home, a deputy minister said, according to official news service Prensa Latina.
Every Cuban with a phone connection must have, as a general policy, a right to an Internet connection, Prensa Latina paraphrased Ramón Linares, deputy minister of informatics and communications. However, the low number of private phone connections “is one of the impediments” for the deployment of Internet access.
“Technological and financial shortcomings in the short run will impede” a massive deployment of connectivity, the article says. The government will prioritize public centers for Internet access, and increased deployment in schools, research institutions and hospitals.
“The deployment of connectivity won’t be resolved from one day to the next because it costs a lot of money and other investments are necessary,” Linares said, according to Prensa Latina.
This is the same regime that says every Cuban is free to express themselves. That Cuba is a democracy. That in Cuba there are free elections.
My guess is that every Cuban will have the right to access the internet about the same time that Cubans can express themselves freely, there is democracy on the island, and free and fair multi-party elections are held. Before that, it is about as probable as free expression, democracy, and free elections under the Castro regime.