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Cuba meets Google to improve Internet connectivity

Published on June 6, 2018 by salejandro

By AFP

 

Cuban authorities welcomed a senior executive from Google, company that renewed interest in improving the island Internet connectivity.

Google former CEO and current executive member of the company Eric Schmidt arrived in Cuba accompanied by Rep. Senator Jeff Flake.

Republican Senator Jeff Flake and Google executive member Eric Schmidt / Photo: Agencies

 

Schmidt was welcomed by Cuban president Miguel Diaz Canel. “The benefits of Internet to the world are abound and extraordinary. Hence, it is important that Cuban citizens may have access to the Internet at a same level or even better than the rest of the world. It is paramount for the nation development,” Schmidt said.

“It was a friendly meeting with the President. He is engineer so he already knows what Cuba needs and the benefits of enjoying a much better connectivity,” Sen. Flake stated in a press conference.

Schmidt claimed that he was “amazed how powerful young entrepreneurs in Cuba are. All they need is Internet service everywhere.”

After the U.S.-Cuba thaw and during Schmidt´s time as Google CEO, Cuba and Google signed the first agreement to ease the access of Cubans to the Internet back in 2016.

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