Cuba is one of the least connected countries in the Western hemisphere. The government says about 25 percent of its population has access to the internet, but most of those users are limited to government-approved websites and a handful of services. The pro-democracy group Freedom House says only about 5 percent of Cubans have access to the full web. The $2 Wi-Fi price point would still be prohibitive for most Cubans, who earn an average of $20 per month, but experts say it's an important step in the right direction.
Cuba has always been a fascinating country to me. They have a culture unlike anywhere else in the world, largely due to the incredibly hard times that the country has gone through. I'm reading through The Other Side of Paradise: Life in the New Cuba right now, and one of the topics that they discuss a lot is the challenge of Internet access in Cuba. Cuba is undergoing a lot of changes right now, and this is a good step forward.