HAVANA – Cuba says it will offer WiFi service in a public park in the country's far east but at a price that makes access prohibitive for most Cubans.
U.S. officials have said they hope the detente declared with Cuba last month will help make Internet more available on the island. Part of the deal involves allowing U.S. companies to sell Internet equipment to Cuba and help built new infrastructure. The U.S. says Cuba has agreed to increase Internet access, although it has not been clear what agreement the Obama administration has been referring to.
Cuba's official journalists union said Monday that the government would offer WiFi in a park in the city of Santiago for $4.50 an hour. That's nearly a quarter of the average monthly salary in Cuba.