Quote of the Week

Sunday, December 6, 2009
"[F]or a Cuban blogger to get to the mythical Ithaca that is the Internet, they must first navigate an odyssey of obstacles. First, there is the scandalous cost of connecting, which in just a couple of hours can swallow an average monthly salary ($15 to $20 U.S.). Then there are the Paleolithic browsing speeds (usually less than 50 Kbps). And finally, of course, there is the ministry-level apartheid that prohibits Cuban nationals from opening a web account with ETECSA, the national telephone company -- whereas any foreign resident can do so with a simple bureaucratic application accompanied by hard currency."

- Orlando Pardo Lazo, from INSIDE CUBA: Guerrilla Blogging, December 6th, 2009