Netflix in Cuba prices a 3rd of the typical month-to-month wage
Two months after america renewed diplomatic ties with Cuba, Netflix is planting a flag on the island. A subscription requires an web connection and begins at $eight, the identical as within the US and even throughout Latin America, the place Netflix counts 5 million members since 2011. Nevertheless, these necessities might restrict Netflix’s attain in Cuba: About 5 % of residents have web entry, and the typical month-to-month wage was simply $20 in 2013. Moreover, Cuba’s web infrastructure is rising, nevertheless it’s nonetheless a luxurious for a lot of residents. In January, the nation’s state-owned telecom, ETECSA, launched the primary public WiFi facility in Santiago de Cuba, charging $four.50 an hour — and that is for many who already personal WiFi-succesful units. Hopefully Netflix is not banking on Cuba to spice up its subscription numbers an excessive amount of.
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