Cuba is one of the last countries on earth to get mobile internet. But a Cuban 3G service launching soon might be too expensive for citizens (via The Independent).
Cuban 3G Service
Mayra Arevich, president of the country’s state telecom company, announced that the Cuban 3G service will launch on Thursday. Although state-owned internet cafes have been open since 2013, and public Wi-Fi hotspots since 2015, there hasn’t been a cellular service yet.
However, the data packages available will range from 600MB at about £5.50 to 4GB for about £23.60. Meanwhile, the average monthly salary for Cubans is between £15 and £23.
One Havana resident, Joaquin Montiel, welcomed the development but said it would still be too pricey for him. “It was about time this became a possibility for Cubans too,” he told ABC News. “But for some, like me, it’s still a remote one.”