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Americas Google activates company's first servers in Cuba

The servers will only speed up access for existing users, but can internet-based programs like this eventually lead to greater freedoms for Cuban citizens?

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On Thursday, Google activated a line of caching servers in Cuba, becoming the first foreign company with the ability to provide online content in the country. The new servers will help speed up internet access for the small percentage of Cuba's population that are internet users, and could lay a groundwork for future web expansion in the isolated nation.