Thousands of Cubans Go Online at New Cyber Rooms

The director of ETECSA's Strategic Programs Jorge Legra said that the company is offering over 30 thousand data transmission services and Internet access, currently being used by 1.7 million users.

Most of these users are linked to priority sectors, such as education, sciences, health and others, the official explained.

The communications company expects to open another 10 Internet rooms in different provinces this year, as specialists are currently setting up Wi- Fi networks in order to progressively transfer dial-up connections to ADSL technology.

The new 118 Internet rooms opened on June 4 joined 200 cyber places previously operating at hotels throughout the country.

The increase of Internet services came in thanks to the optic fiber cable linking Venezuela and Cuba, which guarantees high quality and stability of Cuba's international communications.

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