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Internet analyst: Fiber-optic cable branch from Cuba to Jamaica now carrying traffic

HAVANA – A company that monitors global Internet traffic says another branch of the Venezuela-to-Cuba undersea fiber-optic cable has come online, connecting the island to nearby Jamaica.

Internet analysis firm Renesys says it detected the new traffic between Cuban state telecom monopoly Etecsa and Cable & Wireless Jamaica beginning May 13.

Renesys analyst Doug Madory announced the new connection in a post on the company’s blog Monday.