TODAY CUBA – Google’s servers started running in Cuba this Wednesday, April 26, making the technology giant the first foreign Internet company on the Caribbean island.
“I think this will be very important for Cubans,” Dyn Internet company Analysis Director Doug Madory told CNBC. “Internet in Cuba will continue to be a slow process, but this is a big step.”
Nevertheless, Madory said conditions are still very difficult for web development in Cuba. Hopefully Google can help, he said.
By testing the newly installed service from within Cuba, Madory said he could see that Google was still directing users to a service off the island: “I can see that the server is there and I can interact with it, but Cubans still cannot connect to it automatically.”
At first, there was hope that