Internet users to get more access
Cuba says it’s expanding Internet access by adding Wi-Fi to dozens of state-run Internet centers and slashing the price of an hour online.
The announcement published in the newspaper Juventud Rebelde is Cuba’s first significant expansion of Internet access since President Obama said Dec. 17 that the government had told him it would give its people more access as part of a historic detente between the Cold War enemies.
The spokesman for Cuba’s state communications company told the newspaper that 35 government computer centers around the country would have Wi-Fi starting next month, and the price of one hour online would drop to $2 from $4.50.
Home Internet remains illegal for most Cubans and online access at offices with Internet is very limited and strictly controlled.