Cuba slashes internet fees by one-third

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) — The Cuban Telecommunications Company (ETECSA) announced on Monday the reduction of internet costs from 1.50 to 1.00 CUC/USD for an hour of connection.

During a meeting with the press during the ongoing Havana International Fair, Luis Manuel Diaz, head of institutional communication at the entity, explained that this rate reduction is in line with the decision lower prices as capabilities grow.

Díaz reported that the maximum storage capacity of the mailbox of users of its Nauta accounts has now been increased to 100 MB from 50.

The executive explained that ETECSA is present in more than 1,300 public spaces, advances in the Nauta Hogar service (there are six provinces benefited) and expects, once the damage of Hurricane Irma is restored, to extend that option to the rest of the country.

In addition, he recommended to customers to inform themselves about the compatibility of equipment acquired outside the island, since sometimes some of them do not adjust to the frequency with which that entity operates.

Also, he said that recent advances in mobile telephony have allowed the implementation of 3G technology in the Isle of Youth, in the province of Havana and the tourist areas.

Diaz also announced that they are working on the test phase for their subsequent implementation of 4G, which will operate with a frequency of 1,800 megahertz and 700 megahertz for the most remote areas.

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