Cuban Internet link activated?

The BBC reports that maybe– just maybe — a high-speed Internet connection into Cuba has finally been activated. The report adds there appears to be no lag in transmission time due to censorship software, such as what happens in China.

But it is not all that great.

‘Curious’ Cuban net cable has activated, researchers say

Curiously, researchers noted traffic via the cable seemed only to be flowing into the country, not out of it.

“In the past week, our global monitoring system has picked up indications that this cable has finally been activated, although in a rather curious way,” wrote Doug Madory, Renesys’ senior researcher.

He explained that in the past week it had been noted that Telefonica, the Spanish telecoms company, had begun appearing in their data for Cuba.

When contacted by the BBC, Telefonica was not able to confirm that the activation had taken place.

But Renesys’ data is a strong indicator that the cable is beginning to show signs of life – be it over five years since its original inception.

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