According to a recent BBC News report in Cuba on the limits of internet access, although it could be somewhat a welcomed change for international tourists looking to disconnect temporarily “for Cubans who actually live on this island, it’s an increasingly frustrating fact of life…they are desperate to get connected.”

The report goes on to describe the phenomenon of “internet without internet” and showcases the difficult reality for a civil society who, according to one local Cuban “wants to progress a bit more, and to have the same as the rest of the world.”