Cuba announces expansion of public Wi-Fi services

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Cuba’s telecom company ETECSA has announced the setting up of 35 Wi-Fi public areas in early July throughout the island, which will increase local people’s access to the Internet.

ETECSA communications director Luis Manuel Diaz told Juventud Rebelde newspaper that the initiative will be implemented after some major adjustments are concluded at the center that will operate the Wi-Fi technology in order to guarantee the quality of the service.

The wireless network will operate under the codename WIFI-ETECSA for all temporary or permanent users of the local Nauta.cu domain on cell phones, laptops or tablets. The official explained that, in a first stage, the price of this service will be 2 convertible pesos (US$2) per hour on the Internet as of July 1, lower than before but still considered high, the official admitted.

Diaz said that this is not a new service, but a new way to access the service currently operating in public internet rooms set up by the company. Some of the areas include the popular 23rd avenue in downtown Havana, near the sea-front drive, centrally located parks, boulevards and other open areas throughout the island from Pinar del Rio in the west to the most eastern province of Guantanamo.

For original article, see http://www.caribbeannewsnow.com/topstory-Cuba-announces-expansion-of-public-Wi-Fi-services-26591.html

For more detailed article, see http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/cuba-announces-plan-to-ease-internet-access-1.3119542

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