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Cuban households test free 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 have home Web
access.

Most Cubans can only access the Internet through public wi-fi hotspots.

Leonor Franco and her sister, Margarita Lopez, were among those chosen
to take part in the trial.

“I had never had any experience with the Internet, not even with
computers. I’ve only had the computer for two years. Before that (I had)
a typewriter. I’m a typist, but with a typewriter. But a computer, just
two years ago. It changed my life,” said Leonor.

Margarita was equally enthusiastic.

“It’s wonderful. It’s a dream come true for me. I had some things at the
where I worked that I always wanted to have at home and one
of them was the Internet. If for nothing else, just to be able to send
emails with my friends and family. That’s important,” she said.

, the island nation’s state telecoms company, is offering free
Internet access until the end of February to assess the feasibility of
nationwide connectivity.

It has now also reduced the Web connection fee by 25 percent.

Source: Cuban households test free Internet access –
www.euronews.com/2016/12/30/cuban-households-test-free-internet-access

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