Cuba opened the first submarine fiber optic cable, so that data access to Cuba in the direction of a certain increase. Although there is still a long way to go to realize the real freedom of the Internet, this is indeed a real step on the road to change in cuba. At the same time, the Cuban television station 20, for the first time synchronous play foreign television, this is the first time in nearly 50 years in cuba.
Cuba is one of the last countries in the western hemisphere to connect fiber optic cables, and one of the world's lowest connectivity rates. Prior to this, Cuba's network services are mainly connected through satellite systems, the speed is very slow. About 16% of Cubans have access to the Internet, mostly because of the use of the Internet in their work and learning, but most of them are local LANs and are subject to many restrictions. Only 2.9% of Cubans can freely browse web pages all over the world at home.