Cuba is continuing its Wi-Fi expansion.
The country’s state-owned telecom company, ETECSA, has announced its plans to install 80 new “zones” of Wi-Fi connection.
Ernesto Rodriguez Hernandez, Director of Computing within the Ministry of Communications, says that the new areas are being developed with a more “comprehensive” approach, after taking advisement from territorial governments which determined what they saw as the best conditions for their populations.
He emphasized the need to advance Cuba’s communications infrastructure, and to promote mass access and better quality services, while also working to reduce the costs and rates for citizens.
It’s part of a wider expansion of Internet service in Cuba, long one of the world’s least connected countries.
The announcement comes after ETECSA announced a pilot project to bring broadband Internet into residential homes.
Last year, ETECSA opened its first-ever Wi-Fi hotspot in Havana.
The cost is around $2 per hour of use.