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Cuba Connected To Global High-Speed Internet For The First Time

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In this May 9, 2012 photo, a man leaves a state-run computer center in Havana, Cuba. | AP

Cuba has been connected to the global internet for the first time with a high-speed cable, state telecoms company Etecsa says.

The $70m (£44m) fibre-optic cable arrived from Venezuela in February 2011, but tests on the line are said to have begun only this month.

Cubans currently rely on expensive and slow satellite links to go online.

Read the whole story at BBC

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