According to local telecommunication company Etecsa, Cuba will be implementing accessible WiFi access in 35 new locations by July.

Currently, the country's internet access has been restricted greatly. One hotspot, located inside artist Kcho's studio, is often crowded. Many young people also now own smartphones, which could create congestion.

The connection rate will have a limit of 1 MB per user, which could realistically have only 50-100 users at a time. The move will also make internet access $2 per hour, which is still high for many of Cuba's residents. A Netflix subscription can add up to be a third of the typical living wage.

Overall, this is a huge step to connect Cuba to each other and the rest of the world, as investors are already reeling in its economic and cultural potential.

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