Cuba signs an Internet deal with Google

BBC – Cuba’s state-run telecommunications company Etecsa has signed a deal with Google that will enable faster access to content from the American company.

Under the deal, the technology giant will install servers in Cuba to improve connectivity speeds to Google services, including Gmail and YouTube.

Google and Etecsa have reached their agreement in the final weeks of Barack Obama’s presidency.

It is not clear whether his successor will change US policies towards Cuba.

President Obama restored relations with Cuba earlier this year, after more than five decades of hostility between the two former Cold War rivals.

Donald Trump has made arguments both for and against improved ties with the communist-run nation since being elected last month.

But there is some uncertainty on the island as to what his definitive policy will be, says the BBC’s Will Grant in Havana.

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