A fiberbone cable will be laid from the USA to Cuba

Telecuba Communications from Miami received permission from the Cuban authorities to lay the fiber -optic cable from the United States to the island. Currently, representatives of the company are seeking the final permission from the Cuba Government to implement this project. In the case of issuing all permits, the launch of the cable into commercial operation will occur in the middle of the year. It is planned that with the commissioning of the cable on the island, a very significant decrease in the cost of telephone communication will occur, besides this, the Internet will become much more accessible. About 8 – 10 Tbit/s will be the throughput of a high -speed highway, which will make it possible to make more than 160 million phone calls at the same time. Financing of a project estimated at 18 million dollars will be made by private investors. The fiber-fiber cable will be laid along the route connecting the east of Havana with the south of Florida, the place of Ki-Uest. It was this way that was laid in the 1950s, a copper cable. It must be reminded that only in early September 2009 to local post offices the Cuba government allowed citizens to provide the islands of Internet access. To date, many communication departments have computers available for use to ordinary inhabitants. Nevertheless, all personal computers are connected only to the national Internet, therefore there is an exit only to sites publishing materials allowed and approved by the Cuban authorities. In addition, residents of the country have the right to receive and send letters abroad by e -mail, but direct access to the global Internet is blocked. The Cuban Statistics Service cites data that in 2008 there were a total of 1.4 million mobile and wired phones in the country, despite the fact that the population of the island is 11.2 million people. The total number of available computers does not exceed 630 thousand, and the vast majority of them are installed in schools, medical centers and, of course, government institutions.