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Cuba Turns On Submarine Internet Cable 132

Posted by samzenpus
from the under-the-sea dept.
angry tapir writes "A change in Internet traffic patterns over the past week suggests that Cuba may have turned on a fiber-optic submarine cable that links it to the global Internet via Venezuela. Routing analyst firm Renesys noticed that the Spanish telecommunications company Telefónica began routing Internet traffic to Cuba's state telecommunications company, Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Cuba S.A. (ETECSA). The Internet traffic is flowing with significantly lower latencies than before, indicating the connection is not solely using the three satellite providers that Cuba has relied on in the past for connectivity."
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Cuba Turns On Submarine Internet Cable

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  • by cheese-cube (910830) <cheese.cube@gmail.com> on Monday January 21, 2013 @09:36AM (#42646207) Homepage
    The most interesting thing which the summary skipped over is from the Renesys article which states that apparently Cuba is only using the new fibre cable for downstream traffic and that upstream traffic is still going out via their satellite links.
  • Re:Good (Score:5, Informative)

    by Plumpaquatsch (2701653) on Monday January 21, 2013 @10:15AM (#42646485) Journal

    why the hell should be still be fucking with Cuba?

    Because they agreed to allow the USSR to put NUCLEAR fucking MISSILES on their island, aimed at us, and it's basically the same government in power today.

    Even the USSR was trading with just about anyone in Western-Europe, despite either their own or US Nukes aimed at them from there. And even Turkey didn't get the Cold War shoulder, despite the stationing of US nukes there that was the reason for stationing nukes in Cuba in the first place (which BTW where "coincidently" removed just a few months after the end of the Cuba crisis).

    Not to mention that the embargo started before the nukes and was the actual reason that Cuba became depended on the USSR in the first place.

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