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Obama administration is letting US carriers bring phone and internet service to Cuba

US telecom companies are now able to set up shop in Cuba for the first time thanks to loosening trade and travel restrictions between the two countries. Starting Monday, companies like AT&T and Verizon will be able to establish a physical presence in Cuba, partner with Cuban companies, and enter into licensing agreements to provide cell and mobile internet service, the US Treasury Department announced Friday. The Obama administration gave the US telecom industry the green light as part of broader effort starting back in December 2014 to normalize relations with the communist island nation after decades of isolation.

This could have a substantial effect on the number of Cubans able to access the internet. Cuba remains one of the least...

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