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More Signs of Promise in Cuba Relations: Castro Can Light Up Telecom Links with US

Raul Castro, Cuba’s president, can bring Havana a bit closer to the US mainland if he signs off on offers to bring fiber optic and satellite telecom services to Cuba. As part of the easing of the US embargo on Cuba, the Obama administration is permitting telecom service providers to turn up service links with its Cuban neighbors. Whether Castro will permit landing rights and okay roaming agreements is not yet clear. About 11 percent of Cuba’s population has telephone service, and less than two percent are mobile subscribers.


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