Alphabet Inc. is working on several developments with Cuba to expand Internet connectivity access in the country, the company announced in a blog post Monday. These partnerships are the first of what the company hopes will be more developments in Cuba.
Google has partnered with the Organic Romerillo Museum in Havana, Cuba and will offer Google Cardboard, the low-cost virtual reality headsets, and Google Chromebook, to visitors. These products will be connected to the internet via the government-owned network operator ETECSA.
“We hope this installation will enable people for whom Internet access is scarce to browse the web and find information. We’re excited that Cuban children will be able to try out virtual reality to explore sites from around the world — from Stonehenge to Port Hercule — the same way that children in other countries do,” Alphabet’s Brett Perlmutter wrote in the blog post.