I Used to be the [H] News Guy
- Nov 27, 2006
NYTimes is reporting that Cuba plans to expand online access for its citizens by rolling out a few dozen hotspots around the island and lowering the access fees. The overall plan is to have slow broadband to half of Cuban homes by 2020. For some reason, Im thinking of the Tropico game now.
It is a source of frustration for young people, a growing number of whom especially in Havana own a smartphone that they cannot use to get online. The citys one hot spot at the workshop of the artist Kcho is constantly packed. Young people dont talk about politics, said Hector, 25, an information systems manager in Santiago de Cuba, the countrys second-largest city. What they are most worried about is being able to connect to the Internet.