Last week, an undersea cable joining Cuba with Venezuela was completed, a process that took nearly 3 weeks and $70 million. A second leg will connect Cuba with Jamaica which will become operational this summer. These new cables will increase internet capacity by 3000% and according to Prensa Latina, these new cable are “a breach” in the longstanding trade embargo against the island.
The Venezuela link runs some 1500 kilometers and comes in thru the city of Santiago de Cuba in the eastern part of the island. The fiber was laid down by Alcatel-Lucent a French company.