Development & Education

Cuba Activates Undersea Internet Cable Line

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People use computers in a cybercafe in Havana. (Photo: REUTERS/Enrique de la Osa)

Internet service in Cuba is in transition.

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Analysts monitoring internet usage on the island say Cuban officials appear to have activated an undersea cable line linking the island to the internet via Venezuela, as opposed to the slower satellite-based access the island has had for years.

Marco Werman finds out more from Doug Madory of the Internet monitoring company Renesys.