Add this to the list of achievements of the Castro dictatorship’s glorious socialist revolution: Cuba has the slowest internet in Latin America and is in the bottom twenty countries in the world. ¡Viva la Revolución!
Cuba has the slowest internet speed in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to a report by the Worldwide Broadband Speed League 2022 report released on September 6.
With only 3.26 Mbps, the island ranked 203 out of 220.
It’s not the first time Cuba tops an internet blacklist. A report in April of this year indicated that the island was the only country in Latin America and the Caribbean to cut off internet access in 2021, according to the report published by Access Now titled “The Return of Digital Authoritarianism.”
Now if anyone wants to blame U.S. sanctions or the “blockade” for Cuba’s dismal internet, they will have to explain how the communist Castro dictatorship has the cash to build multiple luxury tourist hotels and maintain a highly-trained and well-equipped State Security apparatus. Of course, they won’t be able to reconcile those contradictions in the same way they can’t reconcile how Cubans have barely enough to eat while foreign tourists enjoy lavish buffets. Or how Cubans are suffering through widespread chronic blackouts while the lights at tourist resorts don’t even flicker.
In reality, Cuba’s internet is slow because that’s how the communist Cuban regime wants it. They want to make it as difficult as possible for information to enter and leave the island and as easy as possible for them to control it.