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HAVANA --- Cuban authorities have
launched public Wi-Fi hotspots along
a main avenue that is the heart of
Havana s cultural and social life, the
first step in government promises to
gradually roll out such connectivity
options on an island that the Internet
revolution has largely passed by.
Authorities have been installing the
boxy white routers on buildings along
23rd Street in the Vedado theater,
nightclub and business district in recent
weeks, and they apparently went live
Dozens of people, many of them
young, sat on stairs and stoops tapping
away at smartphones, tablets and lap-
tops yesterday on the street known
locally as "The Ramp" for its gentle
uphill slope from the sea.
Angel Padron, a 16-year-old who
lives a few steps off 23rd Street, called
the signal speed "acceptable," robust
enough to load videos on YouTube.
"Before I used to have to go to the
hotels," Padron said, referring to one
of the few sources of wireless in the
country, and where an hour online can
cost a third of what most Cubans make
in a month.
"It s like they ve put this in my living
room, given me wings to fly around
"I got here early and spent about
40 minutes" online, he added.
State telecom monopoly Etecsa
announced in mid-June that it would
open 35 such hotspots around the
Users need to have an account reg-
istered with Etecsa, and the service
costs $2 an hour --- accessible for some
Cubans who have relatively higher-
paying private-sector jobs or relatives
overseas who send remittances. But
it s still a high barrier of entry for many
people who make around $20 a month
from state salaries.
Wilmer Cruz, a 31-year-old beauty
salon owner, called the price "a little
expensive" but gave positive reviews.
"You can communicate with the
whole world. You can know what s
going on around the planet," Cruz said.
"It s magnificent, just what all of
Cuba was waiting for."
Cuba remains one of the last places
in the world in Internet connectivity
Home dial-up connections are tight-
ly restricted and generally not available
to the public. Home broadband is costly
and limited to a minuscule percentage
of people, including foreigners.
Most Cubans who are able to go
online do so from their schools or
workplaces, or from the hundreds of
Etecsa Internet centers around the
country. Often it s just to access email
and hook into the island s intranet,
and falls short of the worldwide web.
Authorities recently lowered prices
in the Internet centers to $2 an hour.
Earlier this year a famous Cuban
artist known as Kcho began offering
free Wi-Fi at his workshop in the poor
western neighbourhood of Romerillo.
There s no sign that free Wi-Fi has
been installed anywhere else for the
Outside an artisan market on 23rd
Street, Jose Antonio Leyva, a 34-year-
old souvenir vendor, took selfies to
send to family in the United States,
Spain and Italy.
"Online you see lots of interesting
things if you know how to use it well,
and it keeps you in touch with relatives
or lets you meet new friends," Leyva
Cuba launches public Wi-Fi hotspots
goes hi-tech A woman uses two smartphones on a street in Havana, Cuba, yesterday,
where authorities launched public Wi-Fi hotspots along a main avenue that
is the heart of the capital's cultural and social life. AP PHOTO
Flanked by her nephew Nelson Suarez, left, and friend Ana Maria Beltran,
Laura Martinez communicates with her son in Canada using the first public
Wi-Fi hotspot in Havana, Cuba, yesterday. AP PHOTO
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