So far, the internet age has largely bypassed the Caribbean island of Cuba. Now, the first two thousand private households in the capital, Havana are receiving free internet access on a test basis.
Thousands of Cubans who built their own data networks at home can now apply for a license, but control over the internet itself stays under state control. Cuba has been one of the least-connected places on the planet.
There is still no wireless internet in Cuba. This has not stopped the head of state, Miguel Diaz-Canel, from taking to the digital world with his Twitter account. But his online propaganda is not going unchallenged.
In March, lecture halls went from being overcrowded to empty overnight. The coronavirus pandemic precipitated a "digital leap" in universities, but many academics are calling for a return to more in-person teaching.
In Cuba putting food on the table has become increasingly difficult, as Venezuela cuts back on oil shipments. Now that Cubans have access to the internet, they are raising their voices on social media.
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