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Cuba 192 - ALBA 1

Cuba has no usable internet to speak of although they do have an optic fibre cable running from Venezuela (ALBA-1) and a story that is too. It works, but it is heavily censored and of little practical every day use for Cubans (as of May 2015). It would appear to arrive at the University of Havana and be controlled by government employed staff who "download" the items that have been requested and pass them on.

This is the main server room for the whole University and where the data arrives. Don't ask how I found myself there!

It is the oldest University in Cuba founded 5th January 1728 with the permission of Pope Innocent XIII and King Philip V of Spain, required at that time.

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