The Cuban Telecommunications Enterprise S.A. (ETECSA) lowered the price of internet surfing in the island’s Wi-Fi areas and navigation rooms through the Nauta account service, as of this Saturday, January 4.
The measure lowers the rate of these permanent surfing accounts from 1.00 CUC (Cuban convertible peso) per hour to 0.70 CUC/hour.
ETECSA informa: Nueva tarifa de Navegación Nauta a partir de este 4/1/2020.
La tarifa del servicio nauta de las cuentas de navegación permanente, se reduce de 1.00 cuc/hora a 0.70 cuc/hora.
Más información en https://t.co/pgE92zsztf o llamando al 118 pic.twitter.com/vNHC92QdoF
— ETECSA (@ETECSA_Cuba) January 4, 2020
Days ago, the state company that controls this sector on the island had carried out a promotion of this service “in order to offer the population more options for their communication at the end of the year, in which the capacities were made available on the network during the school recess and work break,” ETECSA’s official press release said.
This promotion concluded this January 3.
An ETECSA specialist commented this Saturday morning on the Buenos Días TV program that the discount did not include the Nauta Hogar service, which allows access to home internet, as this has its own rates for 30-hour monthly packages―with prices that vary according to the contracted connection speed―, and with a previous reduction higher than the one now made for the Nauta accounts.
According to this discount, established last August 1, customers with a prepaid account of Nauta Hogar can surf at 0.50 CUC per hour when they have consumed the 30 hours of the package previously contracted and have a balance in their account.
The measure that took effect this Saturday does not include internet surfing through mobile data, either on the 3G or 4G network, which has its own packages and rates―with high prices for average Cubans―, and requires technical specificities for access.
So far, ETECSA has not given more details about the new discount, although its release clarifies that “for more information,” customers can dial 118, call the commercial information service or visit the website www.etecsa.cu.