Internet Access Card, "Nauta, 1 Hora," ETECSA, Cuba, 2015

Summary

The late arrival of the Internet to Cuba is complicated, fueled by political and technological issues. In July of 2015, accessibility somewhat improved with the creation of 35 public Wi-Fi spots. Previous use relied upon slow satellite and dial-up connections. Now citizens can purchase one of these cards, allowing an hour of improved Internet access with a laptop or smartphone.

The late arrival of the Internet to Cuba is complicated, fueled by political and technological issues. In July of 2015, accessibility somewhat improved with the creation of 35 public Wi-Fi spots. Previous use relied upon slow satellite and dial-up connections. Now citizens can purchase one of these cards, allowing an hour of improved Internet access with a laptop or smartphone.

Artifact

Telephone card

Date Made

2015

Subject Date

2015

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2015.82.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Kristen Gallerneaux.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 2.125 in

Width: 3.375 in

Inscriptions

On front" nauta / 1 hora

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