Free Public Wi-Fi For Cuba's Malecon Seafront

Only 5% of Cubans have internet at home

The Cuban government has announced plans to make Wi-Fi available to the public along the country's famous Malecon seafront. In an effort to increase the popularity of the area of Havana for tourists, the service will be available for 8 kilometres of coastline. This comes as part of an initiative in the country that has so far introduced 65 Wi-Fi hotspots to the island, with a further 80 planned to be introduced before the end of the year. The island currently struggles with internet connectivity, with only 5% of citizens having internet access in their homes. Internet access in Cuba is also some of the world's worst, with the Cuban government blaming the US embargo that begun in the 1960s. 

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