The irony here is that -- simultaneously -- the phones of Cuban democracy activists have been intercepted and blocked throughout the island.
This proves two important points:
1. How the Castro regime can easily manipulate the Internet in Cuba; and
2. How limited Internet access has never had anything to do with U.S. sanctions.
Of course, this last point has been proven -- time and again -- yet remains a favorite talking point of the Castro regime and its disingenuous lobbyists in the United States.
That snail-paced internet in #Cuba just got turbocharged. #Pope lands & speed goes from 0 to 100 Mbps instantly. pic.twitter.com/Mfh8vCDO2S— Jon Williams (@WilliamsJon) September 19, 2015
The pope has brought, at least for foreign press, the fastest internet ever seen in Cuba. So fast it busted the dial. pic.twitter.com/uAup2V5jfp— Michael Weissenstein (@mweissenstein) September 20, 2015