Cuba to Allow Private Wi-fi Networks and Cybercafes

And the import of routers

Photo: Cubalite.

HAVANA TIMES – The Cuban government announced its decision today to allow the creation of private wi-fi networks, cybercafes and the import of routers, reported dpa news.

The new rules, which will enter into force in late July, make legal thousands of homemade networks which are currently illegal but tolerated by the government in most cases.

Restaurants and bars will also be able to offer their customers internet connections, which have only been available at hotels.  The move will also be popular among tourists.

Cuba has been one of the countries with the least access to the internet, a situation that critics attribute partly to attempts to repress free speech.

However, President Miguel Diaz-Canel, who took office in April 2018, has said he wants to see improved internet connectivity.

The Cuban government routinely censors numerous independent Cuban websites such as Diario de Cuba, Cubanet, Cubaencuentro, 14ymedio, el Estornudo, Tremenda Nota, etc.

11 thoughts on “Cuba to Allow Private Wi-fi Networks and Cybercafes

  • June 4, 2019 at 11:07 am

    Well-written Carlyle.

  • June 4, 2019 at 11:04 am

    Thanking the Castro puppet Diaz-Canel is a little like thanking the wife-beater for beating his wife less.

  • June 1, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    Never underestimate the power of the people. This is singularly the most important, life changing thing to happen since the First Revolution. This could be, in effect, the Second Revolution. It’s not yet universal internet but it’s a small yet dramatic step to allow the Cuban people to express themselves and share ideas peacefully. Ultimately leading to a better life and to enjoy the freedom that we, in the west, take for granted. Congratulations President Diaz-Canel. May the New Revolution continue. Your wonderful people deserve it!

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