Google, Cuba sign deal allowing faster access to company’s data. Google
and the Cuban government signed a deal Monday allowing the internet giant to provide faster access to its data by installing servers on the island that will store much of the company’s most popular content.
Storing Google data in Cuba eliminates the long distances that signals must travel from the island through Venezuela to the nearest Google server. The U.S. has no direct data link to the island.
The deal removes one of the many obstacles to internet in Cuba, which suffers from some of the world’s most limited and expensive access