Venezuela-Cuba underwater cable reaches Jamaica
- Submitted by: manso
- Business and Economy
- 02 / 14 / 2011
A long-awaited underwater fiber-optic cable linking Venezuela to Cuba will reach Jamaica on Monday.
The link will provide improved internet and telephone service to Cuba which is the least wired country in the Americas.
A ceremony will be held at Golden Sands Beach in St. Ann on Monday morning to mark the landing of the section of the cable between Jamaica and Cuba.
It will be attended by Government officials, members of the diplomatic corps and representatives of LIME.
Venezuela is financing the nearly 1,000 mile cable, whose installation is expected to cost around US$70 million.
The cable is expected to be completed by July.