Cuba has the most expensive WiFi in the world, but internet speeds are so slow that it’s hard to access for both locals and tourists.
In 2015, the state-owned telecommunications company Etecsa officially installed the first wifi hotspots in Cuba. By 2016, more than 100 hotspots were available across the country. At that time, many Cubans had the opportunity to connect with family and friends via Gmail, Facebook or Twitter.
According to Etecsa data, Cuba currently has about 150,000 residents (out of a total population of 11 million) accessing the Internet daily.
The place with the fastest internet speed in Cuba is Cuba’s Plaza. Here, the Cuban government provides free WiFi, unlimited signal. However, the speed is not stable due to the large number of users.
Regarding the fee, WiFi in Cuba costs about 2 USD per hour, if used continuously for 1 day, it will run out of 1 month’s salary of unskilled workers here, about 45 USD per month.
Due to the high prices, only about 5-25% of Cubans use Internet services.
In recent years, the Cuban government has increased the construction of the Internet with the aim of providing high-speed Internet to all citizens.
Tourists to Cuba will have to buy a scratch card, find WiFi hotspots to use the Internet. And when going to the provinces, because there are almost no WiFi hotspots, accessing the network becomes impossible.
Although it has the most expensive WiFi fee in the world, Cuba is the country with the world’s leading developed medical system. Cuba has cured 100% of its people free of charge, can cure itself of serious diseases, which many developed countries have not yet been able to do.