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Ep0088: Free Public Wifi in Cuba

Cuba's first free public wifi #news with @larakillian on #15secTech

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Cuba has recently seen the launch of its first free, public Wi-Fi service in a country well-known for propaganda and controlling the exposure of its residents to information from the outside world. A cultural center in Havana is broadcasting the signal, and is run by an artist on good terms with the government. Users can access social networks, read news from abroad, and communicate with family and friends in other countries. The signal's speed, reported to be 2mbps, leaves something to be desired, but if that's your only connection to the Internet, I'm sure any of us would take it over no connection at all! An undersea fiber-optic cable from Venezuela that came online in early 2013 has greatly boosted Cuba's overall Internet capacity.

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