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Wi-Fi ranking a plus for Barbados – By Tony Best

Wi-Fi ranking a plus for Barbados

By TONY BEST, – NationNews Barbados –  10 January 2016

As she was getting ready to leave New York for Barbados, a teenager had an urgent, last minute, question for a relative in the country. it was: “Do you have Wi-Fi?”. The answer: “Yes, of course, we do have Wi-Fi.”

What both the youth and her elderly aunt in Barbados probably didn’t know at the time was that the island was ranked recently by experts as one of the top 20 countries in the world providing public Wi-Fi services. According to Rotten Wi-Fi, a British-based blog which gathers information on Wi-Fi networks in about 184 countries and then ranks them based on speed and the quality of hot spots, Barbados is among the world leaders in public Wi-Fi access.  Continue reading

Young Cubans look forward to greater openness to technology

Young Cubans look forward to greater openness to technology

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Ivet Gonzalez

HAVANA, Cuba, Friday September 11, 2015, IPS – Young people in Cuba are anxiously awaiting an acceleration of the informatisation of society, which is apparently moving ahead at the same pace as the current reform process, “without haste, but without pause,” according to the authorities.

“Where I would really like to have Internet is at home,” Beatriz Seijas told IPS, sitting in the entrance to a building on Avenida 23, a street in downtown Havana better known as La Rampa, where the state telecoms monopoly ETECSA opened one of the 35 new Wi-Fi access points around the country in July.   Continue reading

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