According to the Spanish language digital journal Cubanet, Havana’s “neighborhood network connections are shared by thousands of users every day and are growing on the island, despite the raids and seizures by authorities. These networks are a very effective way to circumvent the strict control of the telecommunications monopoly of the government. “
The article continues, “The government, together with the police agency’s Technical Investigations Department (DTI) and the State Telecommunications Company of Cuba (ETECSA) have been trying to dismantle these ‘neighborhood networks.’ Despite recent seizures of computers of users of these networks and heavy fines of between 10,000 and 30,000 CUP (about $400-1200 U.S.D.), the network connections continue to increase, albeit surreptitiously and at a slower pace.”
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