A man and woman use a computer at an internet access centre in Cuba
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Searching for internet in Cuba

Cuba's government is slowly allowing freer access to the internet, but Cubans are still far from fully connected. The BBC's Sarah Rainsford looks at the challenges of getting online there.

Cuba's Communist government has always maintained tight control over information. All media on the island are state-controlled and access to the internet is restricted.

Only a privileged few are allowed online at home and there is little public wifi and no web access on telephones.

But there are signs that could be changing with the opening of new, public access internet centres, mobile email, and promises of more to come soon.

Many Cubans are impatient for that moment.

The BBC's Sarah Rainsford reports from Havana on Cuba's life "offline" in the 21st Century.

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