Cuba announces major WiFi hotspot on iconic Malecon
HAVANA (AP) – The Cuban government announced it will make five miles of
Havana’s iconic seafront boulevard, the Malecon, into the largest WiFi
hotspot on the island.
State media said Wednesday that WiFi will be installed along the most
popular stretch of the Malecon by the end of the year. The seafront is a
favored spot for Cubans to gather at night to talk, drink and listen to
music in one of the world’s least-connected nations.
Home internet remains illegal for most Cubans. Since last year, the
government has installed dozens of WiFi spots in public areas, charging
$2 an hour in a country where the average state salary remains about $25
Cuba said last year that it had 65 WiFi spots in service and expected 80
more to open in 2016. This month, the state telecom company ETECSA —the
only telecom company in Cuba— announced it had 200 WiFi hotspots
operating across the island.
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