97 percent of Cubans live without the Internet

97 percent of Cubans live without the Internet

97 percent of Cubans live without the Internet

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It’s official, only 2.9 percent of Cubans have had access to the Internet over the past 12 months, and of those lucky ones, a mere 6 percent of them were able to get an Internet connection from their private homes.
According to the report released by Cuba’s National Office of Statistics on Friday, some 38,000 householders were interviewed between February and April, this year. 59.9 percent of these said they used the Internet at school, while the others used the Internet from their work places.
The official report says that 31.4 percent of all Cubans used a computer sometime in the previous 12 months and 15.6 percent accessed the Internet by using an account belonging to somebody else.
In Cuba, Internet access has been restricted to academics, research centers, government officials and accredited journalists.
It seems the majority can get by very well without having a Facebook or Youtube account.

Authored by: Richard Lee

Richard has been traveling since he took a year off from college, where he was doing a BA in Journalism. He traveled half the world, backpacking with his girlfriend (now his wife). They spent time in South America, Asia, Greece and much of Europe. After writing about his experiences for several airline and travel magazines, he never went back to college.