Internet cable from Cuba to Jamaica comes online

May 21, 2013, 10:46 AM EDT
Cubans use internet in an internet cafe in Havana
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HAVANA (AP) — 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.