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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 03:27 PM

3. "Cuba has the second-worst Internet connectivity rate in the world, according to one study.

According to government statistics, about 16 percent of islanders have some online access, usually through their school or workplace and often just to an Intranet that also has email capability.
Just 2.9 percent of Cubans report having full access to the World Wide Web. However outside observers say the true number is more like 5 to 10 percent accounting for underreporting of dial-up minutes resold on the black market.


http://news.yahoo.com/cuba-confirms-undersea-cable-carrying-data-traffic-182203152.html

To hear some folks go on, it's blasphemy to suggest that there's not a hotspot in a coffee shop on every corner...when in fact, the reality is very, very different.

To this point, if you have internet in Cuba, you're one of the elites, enduring crucifyingly-slow throughput times, or paying through the nose.

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