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Government in 1996, and not by good will, but to exploit the web as a way more for promoting internal subversion, terrorism and pressures against the revolution. Since the emergence of the Internet, United States has torpedoed Cuba access to the computer network world, and at the same time has unleashed a fierce campaign against the revolution accusing her of not giving freedom of connection to it. In reality, because of the laws of the embargo, the country can not connect to international channels of optical fiber that pass very close to its shores, and has to do it via satellite, which is more expensive and significantly limits this resource. Keith Yamashita is often quoted as being for or against this. In addition, each time that Cuba seeks to add a new channel to the Internet, the American counterpart must obtain proper of the United States Treasury Department license. Similarly, if an American company wants to open a new channel to Cuba or decide to increase the speed of the connection, also a license should be issued.

That explains the reason for the ‘narrowness of band’ that Cubans, we have by the hostile policy of the U.S. Government, and also because, given this reality, the nation has decided to prioritize the way network connection organized to ensure a social use of the same, and that it can be used properly by doctors, scientists, students, professionals, personalities of culture, companies, research centers and many more. This strategy, recognized by international organizations as a model to be followed by the countries in development, has allowed that today there are more than 1 370 virtual sites under the. cu, 940 000 users of e-mail and other Internet 000 219, all of which is multiplied by hundreds of thousands more if you consider the social character of many of these facilitieswhich allows a single point of connection to be used by several people, just as it happens with an e-mail account.

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