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 […]

Cubans Get a Tantalizing Taste of the Internet

HAVANA— Nancy Cabrera has hardly talked with her daughter in the last two years, inhibited by Cuba’s restrictive Internet access. But now, Ms. Cabrera and her daughter, who lives in China, have started to video-chat on their smartphones in a new public Wi-Fi spot as the communist regime here cautiously begins to improve connectivity. “We […]

Cuba Opens Wi-Fi Hotspots Across Country

  Cuba has opened 35 Wi-Fi access points nationwide, offering unprecedented online access in a country that until now has restricted use of the Internet to an elite few. Before the Wi-Fi signals became available on Wednesday, broadband Internet access had been limited to largely to desktops at state Internet parlours and pricey hotels. “It […]

Cuba is expanding Wi-Fi access, cutting costs

HAVANA -Cuba says it’s expanding Internet access by adding Wi-Fi capacity to dozens of state-run Internet centers and more than halving the cost that users pay for an hour online. The announcement published in Thursday’s edition of the newspaper Juventud Rebelde is the first significant expansion of the Internet in Cuba since President Barack Obama […]

Why Netflix is entering Cuba even though the internet barely works there

  Netflix just launched in the unlikeliest of locales: Cuba, where less than 5% of the population has internet access and the streaming media company’s subscription cost—$8 a month—is almost half of the average salary. The move was made possible by the recent deal to normalize relations with the United States, which included a promise […]

Biggest test in U.S.-Cuba talks: the Internet

Contrary to what the headlines suggest, the biggest test of President Obama’s move to normalize relations with Cuba will not be whether the two countries agree to set up embassies in their respective capitals, nor whether there is an avalanche of U.S. tourists to Cuba, but whether Cuba will accept U.S. help to expand Internet […]

Cuban youth build secret computer network despite Wi-Fi ban

Cut off from the Internet, young Cubans have quietly linked thousands of computers into a hidden network that stretches miles across Havana, letting them chat with friends, play games and download hit movies in a mini-replica of the online world that most can’t access. HAVANA — Home Internet connections are banned for all but a handful […]

Haitian TV network launching in South Florida

A new Haitian TV network is debuting in South Florida, broadcasting mainly in Creole to fast-growing Haitian communities from Delray Beach to Florida City. Haitian Digital Television is the brainchild of film producer and TV veteran Claude Mancuso, who ran a local 24-hour Haitian cable TV channel that closed in 2006. His new venture will […]

Makeover gives Miami vet’s business side a boost

During the four years Dr. Marta Lista spent obtaining her degree from the prestigious University of Florida School of Veterinary Medicine, she learned many things. She learned about gross anatomy and embryology, studied parasitology, pharmacology and gastroenterology. She even got the “pig” talk, a lecture given by a professor to ensure students would pass the […]

Miramar Broadband Internet and VoIP

Sling Broadband’s Network provides enterprise-level performance. In as of late’s trade atmosphere, a quick, dependable internet connection is essential to stay you connected on your shoppers and suppliers. With Sling Broadband, your knowledge travels solely over its private network, allowing Sling to guarantee the reliability of your connection and to make sure knowledge security. And, […]

Entrepreneur aims to restore Windjammer, Chalk’s and other Florida travel relics

Charles Kropke is on a quest to bring back paradise lost. Longing for the era of swashbuckling ships and island-hopping seaplanes, the 48-year-old entrepreneur has set his sights on bringing new life to the former Miami Beach-based Windjammer Barefoot Cruises, the iconic Chalk’s Ocean Airways and the historic, shuttered Belleview Biltmore Hotel on the Gulf […]

Miami’s Tire Group International on a roll globally

As soon as Antonio Gonzalez was big enough, he began rolling tires around his father’s service station and tire business in Miami, pumping gas and repairing tires to help out. Today, the CEO of Tire Group International, a Miami company he founded with a friend in 1992, is moving more than 1.3 million tires a […]

Bacardi Ltd names Edward Shirley as new CEO

Bacardi Limited on Friday named the former vice chairman of Procter & Gamble’s Global Beauty & Grooming division as the new president and chief executive of the global liquor business. Edward Shirley, 55, who retired from P&G last July, will start his job on Monday based at Bacardi headquarters in Bermuda. Shirley replaces Seamus McBride, […]