Zapata reports 1.3 million Zapata customers in Cuba report no connection to Trump administration
Zoleo Communications reported 1.4 million customers in the island nation reported no connection with the Trump administration in its most recent monthly survey.
The company’s president, Jorge Zapata, said the company was investigating the issue, adding that it would continue to provide free internet access to its 1.2 million customers.
Zapata said the issue came up during a recent meeting of the company’s Board of Directors.
Zapata said his company would be providing free internet to all customers who registered during the previous month, which was April 30, and to all who were registered as of April 29.
Trump, in a tweet on Saturday, accused Zapata of being behind the boycott of the Cuban internet.
“Zapatoas internet is down to the point where they have no choice but to boycott,” Trump wrote.
Because he is selling our people out.
The Cuban people will not tolerate it.
This is a very sad day for Cuba and our country.”
Zapatum said the president’s criticism was an “inaccurate” one, noting that the company had already invested $20 million to build a new fiber optic network.
He said the Cuban government was providing services such as Internet cafes, which Zapata described as free, to help with the cost of upgrading the internet infrastructure.