What Wi-Fi Brings Along With It at Cuba Hot Spots

Nonardo Perea

Map of the Marianao WIFi hot spot.

HAVANA TIMES — There are all sorts of people in this world, and the distasteful stories are already starting to be heard down here. From what I’ve been told, there have been several incidents in which individuals have violently tried to steal a mobile phone, tablet or laptop from both men and women.

People knew that unscrupulous individuals who will do anything to make easy money, no matter what the consequences, would begin to appear in these places where hundreds of people with fairly expensive devices gather.

The nearest Wi-Fi hot zone I know of is the one located at the amphitheater of the neighborhood of Marianao. I walk by this place almost every day and see large crowds of people around the theater connecting to the network. I’ve noticed they don’t have much privacy there. Many talk with their relatives via webcam and the whole procedure strikes me as somewhat uncomfortable. They should begin thinking about making these network areas larger, to service an entire neighborhood, so that users can connect from their homes and avoid unpleasant situations (and, most importantly, have more privacy in every sense).

Some users have told me the connection is good, though there are days in which it is frequently lost. To date, no acts of violence have been reported at this location. Despite this, most people prefer to go with someone and avoid doing so in the early hours of the morning.

I haven’t yet gone to use the Wi-Fi service. I thought about doing it soon, because it strikes me as an accessible means of communication for me and the place is relatively close by.

I can only hope that, when I finally decide to go, that peace will be with me.

Nonardo Perea

Nonardo Perea: I see myself as an observant person and I like to write with sincerity what I think and live first hand. I’m shy and of few words; thus it’s difficult for me to engage in conversation. For that reason, my best tool for communicating is writing. I live in Marianao, Havana and am 40 years old.