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Posted January 27, 2004 by publisher in Castro's Cuba

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CUBA’s state telephone company said it has postponed plans to limit internet access for Cubans whose telephone bills are paid in local currency.

In a message to clients Saturday, the company ETECSA said the measures would not take effect that day as scheduled but at some unspecified time in the future.

The new regulations are a bid to stop password piracy and would not affect internet access from phone service paid in US dollars.

Cuba charges that since it only has limited internet access as a nation it can maintain only low volumes of customers. Social organisations should thus have priority to access the internet while paying in Cuban pesos, worth 26 to the US dollar.

  1. Follow up post #1 added on February 23, 2004 by Adolf Hitler


  2. Follow up post #2 added on November 30, 2004 by Paul Murphy

    Re:  Restrictions on internet access for cubans:

    My cuban friend sent me an email today (30th November) to say that rumour in cuba suggests that internet access will be denied to cubans from 15th December onwards.  Could it be that the law that was postponed in January last is now going to be implemented?  My friend worries that all internet cafes in cuba will be restricted to tourists only.  Does anyone have any better information on this topic?

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