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001. ¡oigo!

Updated: Jan 12, 2021

In this one, we talk about communications.

Carmen & Fryda share memories of making phone calls to Cuba in the 90s and early 2000s, and talk about the novelty and significance of getting friend requests on Facebook from family in Cuba.

We discuss the history of telecom in Cuba, diving into the independently run intranet system in Cuba SNET, el paquete semanal, and the official government-run ETECSA.

Fryda referenced this video on the SNET. It is in Spanish, as this was produced by Cubans in Cuba.

For some photos on the physical look of the SNET wires, check out INSIDE CUBA’S D.I.Y. INTERNET REVOLUTION on Wired magazine.

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