Last month, Cuba announced a plan to bring broadband internet to some homes in the Old Havana neighborhood. This is a step toward increasing access to a nation that has one of the worst internet penetration rates in the world. Only about five percent of Cubans can get online and while dozens of Wi-Fi hotspots have sprouted up in the last year, the internet is still very slow, expensive, and tightly monitored.
We learn more about Cuba’s struggle to gain access with Larry Press, professor of computer information systems at California State University, Dominguez Hills. He has researched the internet in developing nations around the world and is the author of the blog “La Red Cubana.”
Guest: Larry Press is a professor of computer information systems at California State University, Dominguez Hills, and the author of the blog “La Red Cubana.”