Internet access in Cuba: Hard to find in Guantanamo

Internet access in Cuba: Hard to find in Guantanamo


From Guantanamo in the East of Cuba,
ordinary citizens express how helpless they feel because
of how difficult it is to access the Internet in Cuba. This report comes to us
from Desde Adentro. In Cuba Internet access has been around since 1993.
Since then, the Cubans have debated connecting
to the network of networks. In the city of Guantanamo, Palenque Vision
captured impressions of the people, and showed that many do not know
about the existence of the Internet in Cuba. Do you know what
the Internet is? No. You have never used the Internet? No. And why have you never been able to
use the Internet? Because it is not possible to do here.
There is no Internet service in Cuba. Do you know what the Internet is? No. You have never used
the Internet? Never in my life. Would you like to use the Internet? Absolutely. Do you know what the Internet is? Other people have told me about
it, yes. So, you have never used
the Internet? I wish I could use the Internet. Some said they had heard of the Internet
but had never used it. Do you know what the Internet is? It has something to do
with going on the computer, and finding breaking news, as well as other news, finding about things that could be, and
having all the information. Have you ever used the Internet? No, I have not had the opportunity.
No, because I do not have a computer and have never purchased a computer. Others say they have used the Internet
in universities, but that the possibility of having an internet connection
at home does not exist. Do you know about the Internet? Yes. Have you ever used the Internet? Yes. How often do you go online? Every day. And, what avenue did you use to go online? It was through the University of Santiago of Cuba. In the school? Yes. And do you currently have
Internet access in Cuba? Negative. Why do you not have access to the Internet? Because I do not have a computer at my house,
so I cannot have Internet. Internet costs my mother money and now,
there is no Internet either. Fingers, does the Internet
make you nervous? No, no, no. I am with Castro and
a revolutionary from Onko. But about that Internet thing? The Internet
does not worry me. I pay for Internet. Whatever the Commander
does, I am happy. Would you like to navigate through the Internet? If I had the chance,I would like
to use the Internet, to know things about the
world and learn a bit more. Would you like to have Internet in your home? Of course I would. And why would you like to have the Internet? I do not know; so I can stay informed
on what happens in the world and not only
what happens here. What did you think of the Internet? The Internet is the best;
it is the live development of what’s happening on Earth,
the evolution of the Earth And would you like to have Internet now? Hey, of course I would. To visit…? For 24 hours. What sites have you visited? All of the sites that can be
visited which have information; learning, medicine, friendships,
romance; all of that. The right to information is recognized by the
majority of the countries of the planet. The regime in Havana, on its part, maintains a
strong censure over free access to the Internet, as proven by these citizen statements
that come to us from Desde Adentro.

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