Venezuela, Cuba outfox U.S. with fibre optic cable

Posted in: Government & Policy at 19/01/2011 17:07

Venezuela will connect Cuba to a high-speed fibre optic cable next month undermining U.S. sanctions prohibiting Cuba's access to nearby underwater lines, the head of the project said on Tuesday.

A French ship will begin laying the 1,600 km submarine cable on Saturday and it is expected to reach eastern Cuba by February 8, Wilfredo Morales, president of Telecomunicaciones Gran Caribe, the Venezuelan-Cuban joint venture that owns the line, said.

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