Cuban lawmakers call for expanded internet access
Published on July 15, 2015
HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) — Cuban deputies stressed the need to continue
broaden access to internet throughout the country, after the local
population’s positive reception of new internet rooms, Wi-Fi areas and
the Nauta email service.
The deputies spoke to Maimir Mesa Ramos, Cuban communications minister,
and other officials about this issue.
Susana Seda, a Havana deputy, acknowledged the efforts by the government
to extend the access to new information technologies that should be more
accessible to the population to make things easier for Cubans.
When asked about the real possibilities of spreading access to internet,
the minister said the government is determined to provide this service
to the Cuban people, but at a pace that infrastructure and cyber
The opening of 35 Wi-Fi areas proves this intention, he said, and added
the goal is to give a priority to the professional sector, and then to
the general public.
Deputy Minister Wilfredo Gonzalez said they are working to improve
access to the internet for entities related to the health and education
“We are expanding services to collective internet rooms, of which there
are 267 scattered throughout the country, and 114 youth computing
centres,” he said
“We are focusing on creating the necessary conditions to facilitate,
when the time comes, access from homes, something that will require lots
of efforts from many institutions to provide a service with the quality
the population demands,” he added
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