Google signs internet deal with Cuba’s telecommunications monopoly

By Marc Frank HAVANA (Reuters) – Google signed an agreement with the Cuban government on Monday granting internet users on the Communist-run island quicker access to its branded content. Eric Schmidt, chairman of Google's parent company Alphabet Inc, signed the deal with Mayra Arevich Marin, president of state telecommunications monopoly ETECSA. It grants Cubans speedy access to the Google Global Cache network, which stores content from sites like Gmail and YouTube on servers located closer to end users.

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