Here's what internet is like in Cuba


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REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

People sit near a Wi-Fi hotspot in a square at Havana, Cuba March 19, 2016.

It's not exactly a secret that Cuba has notoriously bad internet.


For those travelers heading to Cuba for vacation, the lack of internet is something to keep in mind - don't expect to be hailing Ubers or using Google Maps to navigate when you get lost.

All internet service in the long-stagnating island nation is controlled by the state-owned telecom company ETSECA and primarily provided through crowded, government-approved Wi-Fi hotspots around the country.

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