- May 13, 2010
- Reaction score
- Los Angels, USA
- Political Leaning
- Slightly Conservative
Most of the time you hear about the U.S. embargo on the island, but very little is say about the Castros regime blockade of information to the Cuban people. The bottom line is that in Cuba the majority of the people don’t have access to the internet. The regime operates its own Intranet and email service, which helps it through centralized control regulate access to the WWW and maintain control over the information available from the outside world on the Internet to the Cuban people.In Cuba, information revolution is a quiet one
In Cuba, information revolution is a quiet one - OrlandoSentinel.com
Poll shows only 2.9% of Cubans regularly surf the Web. It's the same story with cell phone use.
9:12 p.m. EDT, September 30, 2010
HAVANA (Reuters) - Cubans remain extraordinarily isolated from information technology, with only 2.9% reporting regular use of the Internet and 5.8% regular use of e-mail, according to a government survey released on Thursday.
Just 2.6% said they regularly used cell phones, according to the poll conducted by the National Statistics Office and posted on its web page (ONE.CU).
The statistics office, which queried 38,000 homes, found almost all users accessed the Internet at work or school, as few have it at home.
Internet access in the Communist-run country is highly restricted and users must obtain government authorization.