3. Tilt up of someone typing on keyboard to screen at Internet cafe
Havana - 6 January 2015
4. Rafael Antonio Broche Moreno, electrical engineer, in front of computer
5. Internet modems
6. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Rafael Antonio Broche Moreno, Electrical engineer:
"People no longer connect only to play games, but also to be online, to communicate with people, to feel connected to the world, to be on Facebook and share pictures. So there is a need to be connected, not to play, but to interact socially online."
7. Computer screen showing SNet site
8. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Rafael Antonio Broche Moreno, Electrical engineer:
"Because there is no internet access, you have to do what you can with what you have. So this network is enough not to feel overwhelmed for not being online, we are not really online, because we still lack a lot of things, you are not connected to the world, you are only connected to Havana, but from my point of view, we at least have something."
Havana - 19 January 2015
9. People on street of Havana, young men looking at cell phones screens
10. Man talking on cell phone
11. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Erick Gonzalez, musician:
"Having internet access would be good for everybody; it would be great if Cuba had that opportunity."
Young Cubans have built their own version of the Internet, quietly linking thousands of computers in a hidden network that stretches across capital Havana.
The network, known as SNet, has linked thousands of computers and permits users to chat with friends, play online games, and download hit movies.
According to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), which rates the world's connectivity, only 3.4 percent of Cuban households were connected to the Internet in 2013.
The authorities currently charges exorbitant fees to access the World Wide Web in government-run hotels and Internet centres.
SNet, created by tech-savvy Cubans, has no license from the Ministry of Communications and is technically illegal.
It is a series of connected computers with strong wifi antennas that communicate with each other and distribute signals to other computers nearby.
Thousands access the network every day.
Rafael Antonio Broche Moreno, a 22-year-old electrical engineer who helped build the network, said people in Cuba feel the need to connect with others online.
"You are not connected to the world, you are only connected to Havana, but from my point of view, we at least have something," he said.
Cuba's status as one of the world's least-wired countries is central to the new relationship with Washington DC taking shape.
Washington hopes that encouraging wider US technology sales to the island will widen Internet access and help increase Cubans' independence from the state and lay the groundwork for political reform.
The Cuban government says Internet access is limited largely because the US trade embargo has prevented advanced US technology from reaching the island and starved the government of the cash it needs to buy equipment from other nations.