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New U.S.-Cuba relations could have big implications for technology

New U.S.-Cuba relations could have big implications for technology
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I don't know if you've heard yet, but after 56 years, the United States and Cuba have reconciled and diplomatic ties will be restored to Cuba. When President Obama made the announcement, we heard about it online instantly here in the United States.

However in Cuba, leader Raul Castro's speech had to be typed and uploaded to Cuba's state-controlled intranet. The speeches were not streamed live in Cuba like in the U.S. because of Cuba's sub-par Internet structure. But all that could be about to change.

The new political stance doesn't just cover Americans bringing home Cuban cigars. It also is responsible for the influx of technology into Cuba from America.

That means that now reliable cellphones, smartphones and Internet technology can now make their way into Cuba to bring it up to speed with the rest of the world. But, it's not without a few catches.

Next page: Find out what this groundbreaking step could change for technology in isolated Cuba.
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