MADRID, Spain.- The Cuban regime has been partially restoring the internet on the island after an abrupt cut in service on September 29 after the popular protests that occurred in several municipalities of the capital.
Although the restoration has been unstable and partial, collaborators of CubaNet They confirmed that in the province of Guantánamo they returned the connection around 5:00 this Friday morning. While in areas of Havana around 8:00 in the morning.
This Thursday specialized platforms shared graphs that showed that the court of internet service by Cuba’s telecommunications monopoly, ETECSA, had been almost general.
the independent media yucabyte, specialized in technology issues, explained: “The metrics show an almost total collapse of internet traffic from Cuba amid reports of large protests over power cuts and poor conditions exacerbated by Hurricane Ian, with security forces deployed; incident likely to limit the free flow of information.
— YucaByte (@YucaByte) September 30, 2022
In scenarios similar to the demonstrations of this Thursday, ETECSA has limited its services to prevent new sources of protest from arising. This was the case on July 11, 2021 (J11) and July 14, 2022, the dates on which the largest demonstrations against the Castro government were recorded.
Since last Monday the 26th, a few hours after Hurricane Ian left the north coast of Pinar del Río, the Island has been in an almost total blackout, according to the authorities due to “an opening in the national electrical system.
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