Cuba Offers 3G Mobile Internet Access To Citizens (bbc.com)

Cuba’s population is to be offered internet access via a 3G mobile network from later this week. From a report: Telecom provider Etecsa said citizens would be able to start subscribing to the service from Thursday. Until now, locals have mostly relied on wi-fi hotspots and internet cafes and the 3G service has been restricted to state-employed journalists and foreign businesses among others. This will change — but many will still be unable to afford the new contracts. Etecsa’s packages range from a month’s use of 600MB of data for 7CUC ($7) to 4GB for 30CUC. Users get a bonus 300MB use of local .cu domain websites. But the average state wage for the island’s 11.2 million residents is the equivalent of about $30 per month.

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