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Cuba confirms first hard-wired Internet connection to the outside world has been activated


Cuba acknowledges ‘tests’ of its 1st undersea fiber-optic link for Internet traffic , HAVANA — Cuba’s state telecom monopoly confirmed Thursday that the island’s first hard-wired Internet connection to the outside world has been activated, but said it won’t lead to an immediate increase in access.

In a statement published in Communist Party newspaper Granma and other official media, ETECSA broke its long silence on the ALBA-1 fiber-optic cable, which island officials once boasted would increase capacity 3,000-fold.

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