Google becomes first foreign Internet company to go Live in Cuba

Google logoIt was no doubt a landmark moment when former President Obama decided to reset U.S. relations with Cuba after decades of nonexistent ties. It was a big step and plenty of American companies tagged along with the president to show the Cubans that opportunity was knocking at their door. Google was one of the companies that made the trip and it has now become the first foreign internet company to store content in Cuba.

Google’s role in Cuba is also going to involve setting up Wi-Fi and broadband access on the island, even Obama said so himself, and back in December the company inked a deal with Cuba’s national telecom ETECSA.

Google has become the first foreign internet company to go live in Cuba. It already made the Chrome browser available to users in the country back in 2014. The servers that it has flipped the switch on now are part of the company’s Google Global Cache.

The Google Global Cache is a network spread across the globe which stores content that’s popular with local users. This means that Cubans will now be able to experience faster speeds when trying to access content that’s popular in their region, like viral videos, faster than before.

All of the content stored inside the country will be accessible at higher speeds as the internet will be piped in through a submarine cable that’s connected to Venezuela.

Source: Ubergizmo

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