Cuban citizens can now access the Internet on smartphones

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Many Cubans have their mobile accounts paid by relatives living abroad.

The internet is mostly uncensored in Cuba. However, the government blocks a small number of sites like the US-funded Radio and Television Marti networks and others that advocate for systematic change on the communist island.

Cuba has one of the world’s lowest rates of internet use, but service began expanding in recent years under then-President Raul Castro. Current President Miguel Diaz-Canel has said he wants to expand connectivity for Cubans.

The new mobile service “is a good option for the Cuban people, that each one can connect to their home without having to go to a park or any other place,” said Miguel Pellet, a butcher who has been relying on a Wi-Fi hotspot at a park.

The government authorized home internet in 2017 and public Wi-Fi connection points have opened in about 830 parks and plazas around

the country.

av/sms (AP, AFP)

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Sumber: Sindonews