Jul 17, 2018

Cuba expanding mobile internet to citizens

Young Cubans use WIFI on their cell phones

Young Cubans use WiFi on their cell phones. Photo: Adalberto Roque/AFP via Getty Images

Cuba has begun making mobile internet available to select citizens, and is expected to provide nationwide service by the end of the year, Reuters reports.

Why it matters: The communist country has historically has restricted access to internet services, and analysts say the expansion would ultimately weaken the government’s control over what information reaches the public. Until 2013, internet was only laregely available tourist hotels, per Reuters.

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