Following hot on the footsteps of president Obama’s trip to Cuba, Google has announced it will help lead the charge to roll out internet access and Wi-Fi provisions for the island, as announced by the President himself while on his state visit, the first such outing in nearly 90 years.
Speaking to ABC news, Obama name checked the tech giants as his partners in the enterprise, saying;
“One of the things that we’ll be announcing here is that Google has a deal to start setting up more WiFi and broadband access on the island…The time is right. Obviously our intention has always been to get a ball rolling, knowing that change wasn’t going to happen overnight. … We felt that coming now would maximize our ability to prompt more change. … And it gives us, I think, the opportunity before I leave office to continue to stay on track in moving things forward…Change is going to happen [in Cuba] and I think that [President] Raul Castro understands that.”