By SubTel Forum

A massive submarine fiber optic cable rolled ashore Cuba on Tuesday from Venezuela to bring better Internet connections, though most Cubans will still have only limited access to the Web according to the Inquirer.net.

The French ship “Ile de Batz” arrived at Siboney beach, Santiago de Cuba province, 870 kilometers (540 miles) southeast of Havana, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Ramon Linares told a computing conference. Valued at $70 million and considered one of the most ambitious projects between socialist oil-rich Venezuela and cash-strapped Cuba, the cable laying began on January 22.

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