I came a across a Voice of America video with interviews of a couple of the users (perhaps system administrators -- they did not say). Here are a couple of stills from the video:
|Building junction point|
|Cables run across roof tops and between buildings|
|Does anyone recognize this switch?|
|Everybody knows that we are being watched ...|
The video reminded me of the way people in rural India used to share cable TV:
It also reminded me of Cuba's necessity-driven hacker/maker culture:
Computer programmer is one of the jobs the Cuban government has designated as eligible for self-employment -- let's hope for innovation from these hackers and I hope ETECSA is hiring them for their networking skills.