Google signs internet deal with Cuba

Google signed an agreement with the Cuban government on Monday granting internet users on the Communist-run island quicker access to its content.

Source: Google signs internet deal with Cuba

Google signed an agreement with the Cuban government granting internet users on quicker and expanded access to its branded content.

The deal grants Cubans fast access to the Google Global Cache network, which stores content like Gmail and YouTube on servers that are closer to users.

Eric Schmidt, chairman of Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc., signed the deal with Mayra Arevich Marin, president of state telecommunications monopoly ETECSA on Monday.

In a country where public internet access is limited to slow and expensive Wi-Fi hot spots, it was not clear how the deal would actually impact service in the short term.

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