Cubans Get Access to Internet on Their Cell Phones

HAVANA, Cuba, Thursday December 6, 2018 – From today, Cubans will for the first time be able to browse the Internet on their cell phones.

Before now, Cubans only had access to state-run email accounts on their mobile phones. But President of the Cuban state telecom monopoly ETECSA, Mayra Arevich, announced that from today, people will be able to begin contracting 3G service.

The new service will come online in stages from today through Saturday.

It will cost about 10 cents per megabyte, with packages ranging from 600 megabytes for about US$7 to four gigabytes for about US$30.

Cuba currently has 5.3 million mobile lines and 1.3 million landlines, according to ETECSA.

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