Cubans finally get widespread internet

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Monday, August 5, 2013 - 10:47am

For most people in Cuba, going online is a relatively new thing and it is still a luxury. The government recently opened up more than 100 internet outlets. Still, certain sites remain blocked, and the government charges $4.50 an hour. That's not cheap for most residents there, who make less than $20 a month.

Before using the internet, Cubans have to sign a service agreement promising not to use the internet in any way that could hurt Cuba's economy, sovereignty or national security.

Experts say the decision to allow access, even limited access, is a sign Cuban officials are slowing realizing that lack of internet access is holding their citizens back.


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