In Cuba, information revolution is a quiet one
In Cuba, information revolution is a quiet one - OrlandoSentinel.com
Poll shows only 2.9% of Cubans regularly surf the Web. It's the same story with cell phone use.
9:12 p.m. EDT, September 30, 2010
HAVANA (Reuters) - Cubans remain extraordinarily isolated from information technology, with only 2.9% reporting regular use of the Internet and 5.8% regular use of e-mail, according to a government survey released on Thursday.
Just 2.6% said they regularly used cell phones, according to the poll conducted by the National Statistics Office and posted on its web page (ONE.CU).
The statistics office, which queried 38,000 homes, found almost all users accessed the Internet at work or school, as few have it at home.
Internet access in the Communist-run country is highly restricted and users must obtain government authorization.