Cuba plans home and public Wi-Fi in 2016 in Havana

Cuban state telecom company Etecsa has announced a new initiative to provide residential internet service in Havana, where the company also plans to install 30 new public Wi-Fi areas in 2016.

La Habana Vieja, Cuba.

La Habana Vieja, Cuba. Image by Pablo Trincado / CC BY 2.0

The test is to be conducted in La Habana Vieja, the capital’s historic district, and will be run via fiber-optic cables. Currently the Cuban government limits at-home internet access to members of certain professions such as medicine, academia and journalism; the new public Wi-Fi spots will raise the total internet access points in the city to 47.

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