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Cuban households test free Internet access Euronews last updated: 30/12/2016 Some 2,000 Cuban households are getting to grips with free Internet access as part of a government-run pilot scheme in downtown Havana. Cuba has one of the lowest online connectivity rates in the world. Just five percent of its 11.2 million residents is estimated to […] Continue reading
Cubanos opinan: Internet sigue siendo caro y lento Sin mucho entusiasmo se ha recibido la noticia de que ETECSA redujo la tarifa por cada hora de navegación en Internet Martes, diciembre 20, 2016 | Ana León y Augusto César San Martín LA HABANA, Cuba.- Sin mucho entusiasmo los cubanos han recibido la noticia de que […] Continue reading
Cuba tries offering home internet access Locals won’t always have to go to public hotspots. Jon Fingas, @jonfingas It’s all well and good that Google is offering faster access to its services in Cuba, but there’s a glaring problem: most Cubans have to go out of their way to use them. Home internet access isn’t […] Continue reading
Google, the Phone Company and Censorship in Cuba / Mario Lleonart Young women connect from a cellphone in a newly enabled wifi zone in Cuba, where one hour’s connection cost the equivalent of two days’ pay. Mario Felix Lleonart, 14 December 2016 — Google recently signed an agreement with ETECSA, Cuba’s telecommunications monopoly, owned by […] Continue reading
Cuba No Es Fi(d)el: Impressions on the Duelo Nacional 14/12/2016 14:27 Stefano Piano Strategy & Public Policy Consultant, Part-time Writer Clarissa Parenti Linguist, Media Planner, Part-time writer The Duelo Nacional might imply that Cuba stopped for Fidel Castro’s death. Our conversations with Cubans suggest a rather different story. Since the death of Fidel Castro was […] Continue reading
Cuba Survives Fidel Castro / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana 27 November 2016 – Few people were watching official television at that hour. The news of Fidel Castro’s death began to spread through the night on Friday by phone, as information that was vague and imprecise. “Again?” my mother asked when I called […] Continue reading
Will history absolve Fidel Castro, or will he end up vilified? BY ANDRES OPPENHEIMER aoppenheimer@MiamiHerald.com How will Fidel Castro be remembered? Will history absolve him, as he defiantly proclaimed as a young revolutionary in the early 1950s? Or will he end up like so many other Latin American strongmen, who wielded immense power in their […] Continue reading
“I do not want to put on a ‘media show’ “ / 14ymedio, Eliecer Avila 14ymedio, Eliecer Avila, 4 November 2016 — How many times have we heard the phrase “I do not want to put on a media show,” especially from people who have been victims of institutional abuse in Cuba? It would seem […] Continue reading
Cuba to launch home Internet service pilot program Source: Xinhua Published: 2016/10/26 10:31:42 Cuba’s state-run telecommunications company ETECSA on Tuesday announced it will provide a household Internet service pilot program by the end of the year. The program will connect about 2,000 users in Havana’s Old Quarter, where the company has already installed fiber optic […] Continue reading
What do you call a ‘non-entrepreneur? Cuba’s best hackers Posted Sep 16, 2016 by Elizabeth Gore (@ElizabethGore) CRUNCH NETWORK CONTRIBUTOR Elizabeth Gore is entrepreneur in residence at Dell and Advocate at the United Nations Foundation. What do you call a highly innovative person who builds a product out of nothing and launches something that will […] Continue reading
Under Cuban Socialism Something Was Always Missing / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 12 September 2016 — In the best of times, when there were two ration books, sixty-year-old retiree Juan Alberto was happy. One was for food, which allotted you half a pound of beef every fifteen days, and one was for “manufactured goods,” which […] Continue reading
Cuba Has Only 250,000 Daily Internet Connections, Despite a Tripling of WiFi Zones / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 8 September 2016 — Every day around 250,000 connections are recorded in the 1,006 internet public access points enabled on the island, according to data the Telecommunications Company of Cuba (ETECSA) released Thursday to the newspaper Juventud Rebelde […] Continue reading
Report: Phone and Internet Service in Cuba, How it Works / Anne Nelson Graphic from the report: Click to enlarge to make it more readable. translatingcuba.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/etecsaservicesdiagram.png Download the report here: CUBA’S PARALLEL WORLDS: DIGITAL MEDIA CROSSES THE DIVIDE By Anne Nelson www.cima.ned.org/resource/cubas-parallel-world-digital-media-crosses-divide/ Note: Translating Cuba posts this graphic and the link to the larger report, […] Continue reading
How many Cubans read? JOSÉ PRATS SARIOL | Miami | 2 de Septiembre de 2016 – 15:11 CEST. An article by Juan Cruz in the Spanish daily El País features frightening figures about reading habits in Spain: 39.4% of Spanish adults have not read a book in the last 12 months. It adds that 57.5% […] Continue reading