From our very busy Bureau of Ministry of Truth Propaganda Outlets
Oh, the benevolence of the Castro dynasty!
The few Cubans who own cell phones were provided with free access for one day to the country’s heavily-censored, heavily-monitored fake “internet.”
The day of free service was merely a trial run for a new government-run service that will be prohibitively expensive.
The usual suspects in the world’s press are touting this as a huge and wonderful moment in Cuban history.
Some are even praising Trucutu, Castrogonia’s fake president, saying things like “President Diaz-Canel has made boosting connectivity a priority.”
This has nothing to do with him. And it has nothing to do with real connectivity, or with any real desire to open Castrogonia to the world.
This is all about Big Brother gaining yet another way of watching his slaves and raking in more income.
Good luck finding any version of this story in the world press that mentions the fact that Cubans do NOT have access to the real wide-open internet.
And good luck to all Cubans without Yo-Yo relatives! Try paying for a phone and for Big Brother’s “internet” access without subsidies from abroad!
From The Latin American Herald Tribune:
Cuba’s state-run telecommunications monopoly ETECSA provided on Monday free internet trials for mobile phone users for the first time, but the official start date of the service remains unknown.
The trial served to “check the operation” and “assess the capabilities” of the 3G network infrastructure in the Caribbean country as “part of the preparatory actions for the start of Internet service through mobile phones,” ETECSA told state news agency ACN.
The telecom operator conducted the internet trial without prior notice, surprising mobile and tablet users in Cuba who had never before been able to access the internet on their devices.
ETECSA carried out the free internet trial for several hours and announced that “if necessary, other tests will be carried out in the following days.”
The company, however, did not specify when the service will be officially available as the start date, “as well as the rates and other details of interest will be informed through the media and official channels of the company.”…
… Despite nationwide enthusiasm about the country’s first ever Wi-Fi service, complaints arose concerning the lack of internet-available sites and the initial connection fees of $2.5 per hour, which gradually decreased to $1 as of Monday.
In the case of the home internet service known as Nauta Hogar, the prices range between $15 and $70, depending on the speed, for 30 hours a month.
Both services are expensive for Cubans, whose average salary is below $30 a month.
Whole story HERE