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Netflix has begun offering its TV and film streaming service in Cuba, where just five per cent of the 11.27 million-strong population has access to fixed broadband connections. The average monthly salary in the country as of 2013 was $17.77 (471 pesos) a month, according to the most recent figures from Cuba's National …

  1. James Micallef Silver badge

    All over the world?

    "connecting them with stories they will love from all over the world"

    Hmmm... Netflix is a great service, however their "International Films" section seem to be limited to British-American joint ventures or British productions. An admittedly cursory scroll through revealed exactly 1 truly 'foreign' film, "Amelie".

    1. Jim 48

      Re: All over the world?

      I don't know which Netflix you are using but my UK account has a lot of foreign films from many & various countries. A cursory scroll through shows around 244 films.

    2. Irongut

      Re: All over the world?

      So you didn't spot all the Japanese and Indian stuff then?

      Should have gone to specsavers.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Netflix: "471 pesos a month!"

    Cuban: "Si, senor".

    Netflix: "Tell you what buddy, why don't we just call it a bottle of scotch for cash"?

    Cuban: "Arriba!!...mama, we get to watch 'Throne of the Games' tonight!"

    Mama: "Arriba!!"

  3. westlake

    Flip side.

    Keeping it simple.

    Netflix is less interested in what it can sell to Cuba today then it what it can buy from Cuba --- or produce in Cuba ---- tomorrow for its growing Hispanic audience.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    You'll be needing some in-Cuba Akamai with that...

    Wiki sez: "Total bandwidth between Cuba and the global Internet is just 209 Mbit/s upstream and 379 downstream."

    The downstream bandwidth to my HOUSE is about one-half of that of their entire country.

    I think that Netflix is blowing smoke. Unless, gasp, Wiki is out of date.

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