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Tue Jul 13, 2021, 11:52 PM

DeSantis says he wants to provide internet access in Cuba to get around government shutdown

Source: Miami Herald

Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday he wants Florida companies to provide internet connection to residents in Cuba, as the island entered its third day of protests amid widespread internet shutdowns that have hindered the flow of information.

“What does the regime do when you start to see these images? They shut down the internet. They don’t want the truth to be out, they don’t want people to be able to communicate,” said DeSantis during a roundtable with Republican lawmakers and members of the Cuban exile community in Miami.

“And so one of the things I think we should be able to do with our private companies or with the United States is to provide some of that internet via satellite. We have companies on the Space Coast that launch these things,” he added.

Without providing details on how to turn on remote hot spots to give Cubans WiFi connection, DeSantis added he would make some calls to “see what are the options” to make it happen.

Read more: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/article252759003.html

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Reply DeSantis says he wants to provide internet access in Cuba to get around government shutdown (Original post)
SouthBayDem Jul 13 OP
OrlandoDem2 Jul 14 #1
mpcamb Jul 14 #10
machoneman Jul 14 #21
TheBlackAdder Jul 14 #2
Thomas Hurt Jul 14 #3
JoeOtterbein Jul 14 #4
RainCaster Jul 14 #5
reACTIONary Jul 14 #19
burrowowl Jul 14 #6
Deuxcents Jul 14 #7
padah513 Jul 14 #8
Polybius Jul 14 #16
Sherman A1 Jul 14 #9
Ford_Prefect Jul 14 #11
twodogsbarking Jul 14 #12
yaesu Jul 14 #13
GB_RN Jul 14 #14
Solly Mack Jul 14 #15
SKKY Jul 14 #17
ruet Jul 14 #18
monkeyman1 Jul 14 #20

Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Wed Jul 14, 2021, 12:00 AM

1. So now he likes Big Tech? This is just hot air.

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Response to OrlandoDem2 (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 14, 2021, 07:54 AM

10. DeSantis wants to broadcast Fox News lies to Haiti.

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Response to mpcamb (Reply #10)

Wed Jul 14, 2021, 06:45 PM

21. Yep MPCAMB! you nailed it. Fox 24/7/365 and no other websites!

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Wed Jul 14, 2021, 12:01 AM

2. Hmm. The NSA will be sweeping in all of that traffic, as anything leaving US shores is scanned.

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Hey Cuba. Here's some free internet. Trust me. It's as safe as that spoofed Starbucks WiFi hotspot.

What's that old saying, "Beware of MAGAts bearing gifts."

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Wed Jul 14, 2021, 12:05 AM

3. And all De Santis has to do is smuggle in hundreds of satellite dishes...

and a way to hide them from the communist gov't agents and neighborhood spies. Oh and modems and consistent power supply.

Him and Mayor what his name should resign and become freedom fighters, soldiers of fortune and adventure.

Go down there and do an action movie plot and be heroes.

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Wed Jul 14, 2021, 12:06 AM

4. LOL!

Funny! Thanks for posting!

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Wed Jul 14, 2021, 12:09 AM

5. I can send him a roll of CAT 5 cable

That should do the trick.

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Response to RainCaster (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 14, 2021, 02:16 PM

19. +10 nt

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Wed Jul 14, 2021, 01:01 AM

6. LOL!

And he will provide cars to run down protestors! And vote Republican to protect the vote!

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Wed Jul 14, 2021, 01:28 AM

7. The governor

Is solidifying the Cuban support for the next election. IMO

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Response to Deuxcents (Reply #7)

Wed Jul 14, 2021, 04:00 AM

8. That is exactly what he's doing

Our party needs to learn how to play the game too.

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Response to Deuxcents (Reply #7)

Wed Jul 14, 2021, 12:42 PM

16. Unlike Trump, DeSantis is smart

That makes him more dangerous.

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Wed Jul 14, 2021, 06:35 AM

9. Please proceed, Governor..........

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Wed Jul 14, 2021, 08:07 AM

11. I thought there were a few US laws which establish the federal government as the entity

which regulates such activity across our national borders.

Maybe DeSantis has rewritten them in his own image?

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Wed Jul 14, 2021, 08:19 AM

12. In Cuba: I've been beaten and starved and denied all human rights

but I have free internet.

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Wed Jul 14, 2021, 10:41 AM

13. repukes have been blocking internet access to rural America for years and now this? nt

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Wed Jul 14, 2021, 11:34 AM

14. And Pray Tell...

Just exactly HOW we're going to provide said Internet access? 🙄

DeSatan is a moron. Excuse me, a moran.

Yes, I know this is a sop to the Florida Cuban-Republican vote. But still...

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Wed Jul 14, 2021, 12:31 PM

15. Pandering

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Wed Jul 14, 2021, 12:46 PM

17. This sounds like a pretty good idea...

...until you realize it's coming from DeSantis.

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Wed Jul 14, 2021, 02:02 PM

18. They (R) Will Say and Do Anything.

These are the same fvcks that try to outright ban municipal broadband at every opportunity.

https://broadbandnow.com/report/municipal-broadband-roadblocks/

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Wed Jul 14, 2021, 06:32 PM

20. ronny !


the dumbist gov. now want's to help Cubans & America can screw off !! that would a nice campaign slogan -" HELP CUBA & FLORIDIAN 'S CAN FUCK OFF".

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