Cuba On Line

Cuba On Line

 "I never connected to the Internet, the first day I arrived they explained each step and the characteristics of the service, and although at first it was hard, they helped me a lot. The connection is fast. but time flies away in a hurry. We always have a thousand doubts while we browse, imagine that for us it is the first time ... We are like children and often time of the connection goes away just to figure out how to do certain operations. "
A few months ago, the Ministry of Communications of Cuba has instructed the State-owned company, ETECSA, to install a wifi network in the most important squares of the town. A real revolution in a country where, until then, the network was a luxury for tourists. Now prices are rapidly dropping, 2CUC for an hour, about 2 euros, and Cubans use the network mostly to talk to relatives in Miami, use Facebook and manage blogs. Not having private spaces, the squares become a great place for communication, creating a more intimate and personal communications areas and areas where instead, as per the Latin culture, discussion becomes public, in the euphoria of a new frontier of their personal relationships.

by Giorgio Palmera

 "I never connected to the Internet, the first day I arrived they explained each step and the characteristics of the service, and although at first it was hard, they helped me a lot. The connection is fast. but time flies away in a hurry. We always have a thousand doubts while we browse, imagine that for us it is the first time ... We are like children and often time of the connection goes away just to figure out how to do certain operations. "
A few months ago, the Ministry of Communications of Cuba has instructed the State-owned company, ETECSA, to install a wifi network in the most important squares of the town. A real revolution in a country where, until then, the network was a luxury for tourists. Now prices are rapidly dropping, 2CUC for an hour, about 2 euros, and Cubans use the network mostly to talk to relatives in Miami, use Facebook and manage blogs. Not having private spaces, the squares become a great place for communication, creating a more intimate and personal communications areas and areas where instead, as per the Latin culture, discussion becomes public, in the euphoria of a new frontier of their personal relationships.

Cuban citizens gained access to Wifi for the first time in June 2015 when the state telecommunication company ETECSA began installing 35 Wifi hotspots in the parks of main cities. In Parque Fe del Valle in Havana, people gather to contact friends and relatives abroad, check email, use social networks and explore the internet. Cuban citizens gained access to Wifi for the first time in June 2015 when the state telecommunication company ETECSA began installing 35 Wifi hotspots in the parks of main cities. In Parque Fe del Valle in Havana, close to the image of Che Guevara, a young boy is using social networks and he's exploring the internet. Cuban citizens gained access to Wifi for the first time in June 2015 when the state telecommunication company ETECSA began installing 35 Wifi hotspots in the parks of main cities. In Parque Fe del Valle in Havana, inside an old american car, a young girl is using social networks and she's exploring the internet. Cuban citizens gained access to Wifi for the first time in June 2015 when the state telecommunication company ETECSA began installing 35 Wifi hotspots in the parks of main cities. In one of the offices of the state telecommunication company ETECSA, the door girl is using the socials network and she's exploring internet. Cuban citizens gained access to Wifi for the first time in June 2015 when the state telecommunication company ETECSA began installing 35 Wifi hotspots in the parks of main cities. In Parque Fe del Valle in Havana, close to the image of Josè Martì, a man is using social networks and he's exploring the internet. Cuban citizens gained access to Wifi for the first time in June 2015 when the state telecommunication company ETECSA began installing 35 Wifi hotspots in the parks of main cities. Along Calle 23, close to the hotel Habana Libre, two girls are using the socials network and are exploring internet. Cuban citizens gained access to Wifi for the first time in June 2015 when the state telecommunication company ETECSA began installing 35 Wifi hotspots in the parks of main cities. In Parque Fe del Valle in Havana, close to the image of Josè Martì, a woman is using social networks and he's exploring the internet. Cuban citizens gained access to Wifi for the first time in June 2015 when the state telecommunication company ETECSA began installing 35 Wifi hotspots in the parks of main cities. In Parque Fe del Valle in Havana, close to the image of Che Guevara, young people are using social networks and are exploring the internet. Cuban citizens gained access to Wifi for the first time in June 2015 when the state telecommunication company ETECSA began installing 35 Wifi hotspots in the parks of main cities. In Parque Fe del Valle in Havana, along the Avenida Boulevard, a young people are using social networks and are exploring the internet. Cuban citizens gained access to Wifi for the first time in June 2015 when the state telecommunication company ETECSA began installing 35 Wifi hotspots in the parks of main cities. In Parque Fe del Valle in Havana, along the Avenida Boulevard, a young girl is using social networks and she’s chatting with the boy friend in Miami. Cuban citizens gained access to Wifi for the first time in June 2015 when the state telecommunication company ETECSA began installing 35 Wifi hotspots in the parks of main cities. In Parque Fe del Valle in Havana, in front of the Cafè Palmares, young people are using social networks and are exploring internet. Cuban citizens gained access to Wifi for the first time in June 2015 when the state telecommunication company ETECSA began installing 35 Wifi hotspots in the parks of main cities. In Parque Fe del Valle in Havana, a girl is using social networks and she's exploring internet. Cuban citizens gained access to Wifi for the first time in June 2015 when the state telecommunication company ETECSA began installing 35 Wifi hotspots in the parks of main cities. Along Calle 23, inside a small garage, a young religious boy is using the socials network and is exploring internet. Cuban citizens gained access to Wifi for the first time in June 2015 when the state telecommunication company ETECSA began installing 35 Wifi hotspots in the parks of main cities. In Parque Fe del Valle in Havana, along the Avenida Boulevard, a young girl is using social networks and she’s chatting with the boy friend in Italy. Cuban citizens gained access to Wifi for the first time in June 2015 when the state telecommunication company ETECSA began installing 35 Wifi hotspots in the parks of main cities. Inside the Parque Central, young boys are using the social networks and are exploring internet. Cuban citizens gained access to Wifi for the first time in June 2015 when the state telecommunication company ETECSA began installing 35 Wifi hotspots in the parks of main cities. Inside a private barber shop, close to the Parque Central, young boys are using the social networks and are exploring internet. Cuban citizens gained access to Wifi for the first time in June 2015 when the state telecommunication company ETECSA began installing 35 Wifi hotspots in the parks of main cities. Along Calle 23, close to the hotel Habana Libre, two girls are using the socials network and are exploring internet. Cuban citizens gained access to Wifi for the first time in June 2015 when the state telecommunication company ETECSA began installing 35 Wifi hotspots in the parks of main cities. Along Calle 23, close to the hotel Habana Libre, young people are using the socials network and are exploring internet. Cuban citizens gained access to Wifi for the first time in June 2015 when the state telecommunication company ETECSA began installing 35 Wifi hotspots in the parks of main cities. Along Calle 23, close to the hotel Habana Libre, a fashion boy is using the social networks and he's renting his computer to explore internet. Cuban citizens gained access to Wifi for the first time in June 2015 when the state telecommunication company ETECSA began installing 35 Wifi hotspots in the parks of main cities. Along Calle 23, close to the hotel Habana Libre, young people are using the socials network and are exploring internet. Cuban citizens gained access to Wifi for the first time in June 2015 when the state telecommunication company ETECSA began installing 35 Wifi hotspots in the parks of main cities. Along Calle 23, close to the hotel Habana Libre, young girls are using the socials network and are exploring internet. Cuban citizens gained access to Wifi for the first time in June 2015 when the state telecommunication company ETECSA began installing 35 Wifi hotspots in the parks of main cities. At the end of Calle 23, next to the promenade of Malecon, young boys are using social networks in order to chat with friends in Miami. Cuban citizens gained access to Wifi for the first time in June 2015 when the state telecommunication company ETECSA began installing 35 Wifi hotspots in the parks of main cities. At the end of calle 23, next to the promenade of Malecon, young boys are using social networks in order to chat with friends in Miami. Cuban citizens gained access to Wifi for the first time in June 2015 when the state telecommunication company ETECSA began installing 35 Wifi hotspots in the parks of main cities. At the end of calle 23, next to the promenade of Malecon, a cuban musician is using social networks and is exploring internet. Cuban citizens gained access to Wifi for the first time in June 2015 when the state telecommunication company ETECSA began installing 35 Wifi hotspots in the parks of main cities. In the night, inside the Parque Central, a young boy is using the social networks in order to chat with the girlfriend in Miami. Cuban citizens gained access to Wifi for the first time in June 2015 when the state telecommunication company ETECSA began installing 35 Wifi hotspots in the parks of main cities. Inside the new cultural center, Fabrica de Arte Cubana, people are exploring the web site of the Center. Cuban citizens gained access to Wifi for the first time in June 2015 when the state telecommunication company ETECSA began installing 35 Wifi hotspots in the parks of main cities. In the night, inside the Parque Central, a cuban family is using the social networks in order to chat with the father in Florida. Cuban citizens gained access to Wifi for the first time in June 2015 when the state telecommunication company ETECSA began installing 35 Wifi hotspots in the parks of main cities. Along Calle 23, close to the hotel Habana Libre, people are using the socials network and are exploring internet.