Free Wi-Fi service begins to expand in Cuba
A new Wi-Fi public service works in the city of Trinidad and another like it will be opened in neighboring Sancti Spiritus, as part of the official strategy to enable wireless connection areas in a country that maintains restrictions on internet access.
In Trinidad, one of the main tourist areas of the island and located in the central province of Sancti Spiritus, WI-FI public service works in a central park of the city, said Telecommunications Company of Cuba (ETECSA by its Spanish acronym) to a national news.
On the other hand, local media say that in Trinidad public WI-FI works since April and it is the second experience of its kind in Cuba, where connectivity from households is restricted to a few professionals and people access to Internet in browsing rooms with very high rates.
In April, it also transcended the premiere in Cuba of the first free public Wi-Fi access establishment, an initiative that was not sponsored by ETECSA but by the Cuban artist Alexis Leyva "Kcho", who shared in his studio in Havana his 2 Mbps personal connection.
ETECSA, which controls that sector on the island, announced in February its intention to double the existing browsing facilities up to reach 300 by the end of 2015, plus enabling Wi-Fi public areas.