Google, Cuba Sign the Deal for Faster Internet

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Much awaited, the signing of the deal between Cuba and Google took place on Monday.  The Cuba-Google deal means that internet users will gain faster internet access to Google content. Eric Schmidt, President Executive of Google, and Mayra Arevich Marin, President Executive of ETECSA signed the deal. For the last 50+ years, there has been no direct data link between the U.S. and Cuba because of the embargo.  The significance of the signing of this deal is that one of the obstacles to regular internet in Cuba has been removed. Cuba is one of the least connected nations in the world.  For those who can obtain access, it is also one of the most expensive.  An hour’s connection to Wifi costs a minimum of two…




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