The Introduction of the Internet in Cuba

The internet was first made available to the public in 2015. With no official announcement, WiFi networks suddenly appeared in public spaces, such as parks and some hotel lobbies. You needed to buy a scratch card with a code, that enabled your device an hour long connection, which cost around 4 USD. The average salary equaled to tens of dollars. Only a select few could afford the luxury. Most used the web to communicate with relatives living abroad, as it was much cheaper than using a regular phone. Laptops, tablets and smartphones were also brought into Cuba by people who could travel or lived in another country.