• AT&T Archives: Cable to Cuba, an AT&T film about laying undersea cable in 1950

    See more from the AT&T Archives at http://techchannel.att.com/archives The Cuban American Telephone & Telegraph Co. first linked the mainland U.S. (Key West) with Cuba in 1921. That first cable was extremely primitive, just two wires protected by insulation and armor. Over the next 20 years, a total of six cables were deployed to handle US-Cuba telephone traffic. The last two of which are chronicled in this film, from 1950. The cable used in this film was comparatively state-of-the-art — it used the newly-deployed polyethylene as both insulation and waterproofing. Diplomatic relations with the U.S. decayed at the end of the 1950s, but AT&T still provided Cuba's link with the world for decades following, using not only the cables (which by the late 1980s were all damaged or severed) but...

    published: 14 May 2014
  • Work starts on laying an undersea fiber-optic cable to Cuba

    SHOTLIST 1. Pan right to ship on the Venezuelan coast 2. Mid of the Alcatel-Lucent ship 3. Close up of French flag on ship and workers lowering fibre-optic cable into sea 4. Small boat with a Venezuelan flag next to ship 5. Sign on ship reading Alcatel-Lucent 6. Close of ship's radar 7. Close of helicopter 8. Helicopter flying over the cable suspended by a line of buoys 9. Line of buoys and ship behind 10. Close of buoy and cable under the water 11. Buoy on the beach with a picture of the Venezuelan and Cuban flags, reading: "ALCATEL-LUCENT TGC. ALBA 1- VENEZUELA 2011;" ship behind 12. Various representatives of Cuba, Jamaica, France and Venezuela speaking on the beach 13. Zoom out from men holding the fibre optic cable, SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Ricardo Menendez, Venezue...

    published: 30 Jul 2015
  • Thin underwater cables hold the internet. See a map of them all.

    Your internet isn't just underwater. It's also covered in Vaseline. Map by TeleGeography: http://www.submarinecablemap.com/ Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO The internet is known to pulse through fiber optic cables and cell phone towers, but 99% of high-speed international information is transferred under the sea. How long has this been happening? Underwater cables delivering information isn't a novel idea — the first Transatlantic cable was laid in 1858—undersea cables have been around since the telegraph. Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o

    published: 19 Oct 2015
  • Instalación del cable submarino entre Venezuela y Cuba

    Lanzamiento del cable submarino - Captured Live on Ustream at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/puebloalzao

    published: 22 Jan 2011
  • Castro hates the internet, so Cubans created their own

    A few years ago some computer gamers based in Havana strung a small web of ethernet cables, from house to house, so they could play video games together. The network has grown quietly and today its called StreetNet: a bootleg internet for Havana with over 10,000 users. It was an innovation forged by necessity in a country where only 5 percent of the citizens have access to the uncensored internet. Watch the why Cuba's internet is stuck in 1995. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Cuba has some of the worst internet access in the world, with just 5 percent of Cubans able to access the uncensored web. Since the communist revolution of 1959, the Castro regime has enforced a strict ban on all forms of information flow that challenge official policy and history. Enforcing such cens...

    published: 05 Oct 2015
  • Cuba 'goes digital'

    More than five decades after the Cuban revolution, the Caribbean island has embraced the digital revolution. A high-speed fibre optic Internet cable connecting Cuba with Venezuela arrived on the island on Wednesday. It was brought ashore in a ceremony attended by dignitaries from both countries. Officials say it will provide a connection speed 3,000 times faster than at present. ... http://www.euronews.net/

    published: 10 Feb 2011
  • Instalación del cable submarino entre Venezuela y Cuba YouTube

    published: 22 Jan 2013
  • Keeping the Old Cars Running In Cuba

    Back in the 1980s I made this series for Ted Turner and Turner Broadcasting. A two-hour incredible special on Cuba. Turner wanted to put cable television there. I don't know if he succeeded. But the film is a great piece of Cuban history. David Hoffman - filmmaker www.thehoffmancollection.com

    published: 30 Jun 2009
  • Venezuela: Inician la instalación del cable de fibra óptica a Cuba

    El enlace por cable de fibra óptica entre Venezuela, Cuba, Jamaica y después otros países del área es una acción de soberanía tecnológica, y un acto de justicia histórica, pues permitirá a la Isla burlar el bloque de Estados Unidos a la mayor de las Antillas.

    published: 22 Jan 2011
  • ALBA-1 submarine cable to improve Internet quality in Cuba

    The ALBA-1 optic fiber submarine cable, which connects Cuba to Venezuela, has officially started operating. Representatives of the Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Cuba SA (ETECSA) said that it is already submitted to quality test since January 10. teleSUR http://multimedia.telesurtv.net

    published: 24 Jan 2013
  • Getting Married in Cuba

    back in the 1980s I made this series for Ted Turner and Turner Broadcasting. A two-hour incredible special on Cuba. Turner wanted to put cable television there. I don't know if he succeeded. But the film is a great piece of Cuban history. David Hoffman - filmmaker www.thehoffmancollection.com

    published: 30 Jun 2009
  • Un cable submarino llega a Cuba para ampliar el acceso a Internet

    Un barco procedente de Venezuela llevó el martes un cable submarino de fibra óptica a Cuba que permitirá la mejora del acceso a Internet en la isla caribeña. Leer más : http://actualidad.rt.com/ciencia_y_tecnica/internet_redes/issue_20380.html http://actualidad.rt.com/mas/envivo

    published: 10 Feb 2011
  • Reinventing Cuba, A CCTV America documentary

    Everyone’s talking about Cuba and the U.S. mending fences, but what will Cuba be exporting in greatest numbers? It’s a little-explored question that will lead us to understand who Cubans really are. CCTV delves into baseball, art, entrepreneurship and medicine: Cuba has a top-notch pharmaceutical industry, can it compete with Big Pharma? Because of Cuba’s strong education system, the answer is “yes,” Cuba can compete. In fact it already does, and its successes have created an overlooked but burgeoning middle class. These are the people at the forefront of what will likely be Cuba’s future as it moves into this new era. We see what they’re up to, and where they think their country will go. These are all stories of hope that come together to explain the heart of the country. Watch CCTV Amer...

    published: 23 Mar 2016
  • Conan Meets His Censor - CONAN on TBS

    Now that he's on cable, Conan visits his censor to test the boundaries of what he can and cannot do. More CONAN @ http://teamcoco.com/video Team Coco is the official YouTube channel of late night host Conan O'Brien, CONAN on TBS & TeamCoco.com. Subscribe now to be updated on the latest videos: http://bit.ly/W5wt5D For Full Episodes of CONAN on TBS, visit http://teamcoco.com/video Get Social With Team Coco: On Facebook: ‪https://www.facebook.com/TeamCoco‬ On Google+: https://plus.google.com/+TeamCoco/ On Twitter: http://twitter.com/TeamCoco On Tumblr: http://teamcoco.tumblr.com On YouTube: http://youtube.com/teamcoco Follow Conan O'Brien on Twitter: http://twitter.com/ConanOBrien

    published: 28 Jan 2016
  • Cable Beach Dive - Guantanamo Bay, Cuba - 11/2/2016

    First dive in GTMO. Went in at Cable Beach and drifted over to "The Slot".

    published: 03 Nov 2016
  • Llegó a Cuba el cable venezolano de fibra óptica

    Un cable venezolano de fibra óptica llegó a Cuba, acelerando 3.000 veces la baja velocidad de conexión de la isla y burlando las restricciones de conectividad impuestas por Estados Unidos. teleSUR http://multimedia.telesurtv.net/8/2/2011/26467/llego-a-cuba-el-cable-venezolano-de-fibra-optica/

    published: 09 Feb 2011
AT&T Archives: Cable to Cuba, an AT&T film about laying undersea cable in 1950

AT&T Archives: Cable to Cuba, an AT&T film about laying undersea cable in 1950

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  • Updated: 14 May 2014
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See more from the AT&T Archives at http://techchannel.att.com/archives The Cuban American Telephone & Telegraph Co. first linked the mainland U.S. (Key West) with Cuba in 1921. That first cable was extremely primitive, just two wires protected by insulation and armor. Over the next 20 years, a total of six cables were deployed to handle US-Cuba telephone traffic. The last two of which are chronicled in this film, from 1950. The cable used in this film was comparatively state-of-the-art — it used the newly-deployed polyethylene as both insulation and waterproofing. Diplomatic relations with the U.S. decayed at the end of the 1950s, but AT&T still provided Cuba's link with the world for decades following, using not only the cables (which by the late 1980s were all damaged or severed) but also by a microwave, over-the-horizon troposcatter system located in Florida that provided not only telephone calls but also television signals. With the growth of the information age, it was necessary to provide Cuba with more modern technologies. But the very complicated politics of the situation meant that the country gained piecemeal improvements, including satellite connections via Intersputnik, throughout the 1980s and 1990s. In 2011, the first high-speed broadband cable was installed between Cuba and Venezuela. Until then, Cuba was the last country in the Western Hemisphere without a fiber-optic link to the world. Footage courtesy of AT&T Archives and History Center, Warren, NJ
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Work starts on laying an undersea fiber-optic cable to Cuba

Work starts on laying an undersea fiber-optic cable to Cuba

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  • Updated: 30 Jul 2015
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SHOTLIST 1. Pan right to ship on the Venezuelan coast 2. Mid of the Alcatel-Lucent ship 3. Close up of French flag on ship and workers lowering fibre-optic cable into sea 4. Small boat with a Venezuelan flag next to ship 5. Sign on ship reading Alcatel-Lucent 6. Close of ship's radar 7. Close of helicopter 8. Helicopter flying over the cable suspended by a line of buoys 9. Line of buoys and ship behind 10. Close of buoy and cable under the water 11. Buoy on the beach with a picture of the Venezuelan and Cuban flags, reading: "ALCATEL-LUCENT TGC. ALBA 1- VENEZUELA 2011;" ship behind 12. Various representatives of Cuba, Jamaica, France and Venezuela speaking on the beach 13. Zoom out from men holding the fibre optic cable, SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Ricardo Menendez, Venezuelan minister of technology: "A connection where the world says: stop the blockade against Cuba, unity for the countries, unity for the integration and advance in benefit of the humanity." 14. Zoom out from children and officials from Cuba and Venezuela holding buoy 15. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Ricardo Menendez, Venezuelan minister of technology "This cable will run 1630 kilometres to Cuba and then it will run 230 kilometres to Jamaica." 16. Venezuelan and Cuban flags in the beach and buoys and divers in the sea 17. Tilt down from Venezuelan and Cuban flags to diver 18. Close up of divers 19. Divers near the Venezuelan and Cuban flag, and ship behind 20 Back focus from palm tree to Venezuelan and Cuban flag 21. Mid of divers walking 22. Various of waves crashing against the rocks STORYLINE: A specialised ship began laying an undersea fibre-optic cable between Venezuela and Cuba on Saturday, a connection that will dramatically improve Cuba's telephone and Internet services. Officials from the two countries launched the project at a ceremony on Venezuela's Camuri beach near the port of La Guaira. Alcatel-Lucent SA of Paris is carrying out the project for the two countries' state telecommunications companies. Cuban officials have said it is expected to cost about 70 (m) million US dollars. The ship is scheduled to reach Cuba around February 8, and the cable will be functional in late June or early July, said Jose Ignacio Quintero, a manager for Alcatel-Lucent. The cable will span about 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometres) across the Caribbean Sea to Siboney in eastern Cuba. A second segment of about 150 miles (245 kilometres) will extend from Cuba to nearby Jamaica. Cuba is the only nation in the Western Hemisphere that is not linked to the outside world by optical fibre. Instead, it relies on slow, expensive satellite links because the U.S. government's embargo has prevented most trade between the island and the United States, and has made companies in other countries shy away from doing business with Cuba. The cable is one of many joint projects promoted by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, a close ally of Cuba's communist government. It is dubbed "ALBA-1," after the Bolivarian Alternative bloc that includes Venezuela, Cuba and other left-leaning allies. Cuban Ambassador Rogelio Polanco praised Chavez's government for what he called a historic connection that is "breaking the United States' criminal blockade against our country". During the event, Venezuelan minister of technology Ricardo Menendez also demanded an end to the blockade. US President Barack Obama's administration loosened some embargo restrictions in 2009, opening possibilities for cooperation with Cuba in telecommunications. The US government has approved a maximum of 60 US cents per minute. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/45cf24aca189c1de966f2f303243c588 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Thin underwater cables hold the internet. See a map of them all.

Thin underwater cables hold the internet. See a map of them all.

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  • Duration: 2:59
  • Updated: 19 Oct 2015
  • views: 627825
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Your internet isn't just underwater. It's also covered in Vaseline. Map by TeleGeography: http://www.submarinecablemap.com/ Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO The internet is known to pulse through fiber optic cables and cell phone towers, but 99% of high-speed international information is transferred under the sea. How long has this been happening? Underwater cables delivering information isn't a novel idea — the first Transatlantic cable was laid in 1858—undersea cables have been around since the telegraph. Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o
https://wn.com/Thin_Underwater_Cables_Hold_The_Internet._See_A_Map_Of_Them_All.
Instalación del cable submarino entre Venezuela y Cuba

Instalación del cable submarino entre Venezuela y Cuba

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  • Updated: 22 Jan 2011
  • views: 16226
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Lanzamiento del cable submarino - Captured Live on Ustream at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/puebloalzao
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Castro hates the internet, so Cubans created their own

Castro hates the internet, so Cubans created their own

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  • Duration: 6:45
  • Updated: 05 Oct 2015
  • views: 315478
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A few years ago some computer gamers based in Havana strung a small web of ethernet cables, from house to house, so they could play video games together. The network has grown quietly and today its called StreetNet: a bootleg internet for Havana with over 10,000 users. It was an innovation forged by necessity in a country where only 5 percent of the citizens have access to the uncensored internet. Watch the why Cuba's internet is stuck in 1995. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Cuba has some of the worst internet access in the world, with just 5 percent of Cubans able to access the uncensored web. Since the communist revolution of 1959, the Castro regime has enforced a strict ban on all forms of information flow that challenge official policy and history. Enforcing such censorship has been relatively easy for an island nation that has a monopoly over all media outlets. But when the internet arrived in the '90s, it complicated matters for the Castro's. As Cubans get a taste for the wonder that is the internet, they want more. As internal pressure grows, the Cuban regime will likely continue to find creative ways to offer the internet without losing control of the flow of information. The opening of Cuba to foreign investment and travel will only speed up the process. Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o
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Cuba 'goes digital'

Cuba 'goes digital'

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  • Duration: 1:24
  • Updated: 10 Feb 2011
  • views: 1394
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More than five decades after the Cuban revolution, the Caribbean island has embraced the digital revolution. A high-speed fibre optic Internet cable connecting Cuba with Venezuela arrived on the island on Wednesday. It was brought ashore in a ceremony attended by dignitaries from both countries. Officials say it will provide a connection speed 3,000 times faster than at present. ... http://www.euronews.net/
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Instalación del cable submarino entre Venezuela y Cuba   YouTube

Instalación del cable submarino entre Venezuela y Cuba YouTube

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  • Updated: 22 Jan 2013
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Keeping the Old Cars Running In Cuba

Keeping the Old Cars Running In Cuba

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  • Duration: 2:14
  • Updated: 30 Jun 2009
  • views: 67378
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Back in the 1980s I made this series for Ted Turner and Turner Broadcasting. A two-hour incredible special on Cuba. Turner wanted to put cable television there. I don't know if he succeeded. But the film is a great piece of Cuban history. David Hoffman - filmmaker www.thehoffmancollection.com
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Venezuela: Inician la instalación del cable de fibra óptica a Cuba

Venezuela: Inician la instalación del cable de fibra óptica a Cuba

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  • Duration: 1:16
  • Updated: 22 Jan 2011
  • views: 1835
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El enlace por cable de fibra óptica entre Venezuela, Cuba, Jamaica y después otros países del área es una acción de soberanía tecnológica, y un acto de justicia histórica, pues permitirá a la Isla burlar el bloque de Estados Unidos a la mayor de las Antillas.
https://wn.com/Venezuela_Inician_La_Instalación_Del_Cable_De_Fibra_Óptica_A_Cuba
ALBA-1 submarine cable to improve Internet quality in Cuba

ALBA-1 submarine cable to improve Internet quality in Cuba

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  • Duration: 0:49
  • Updated: 24 Jan 2013
  • views: 368
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The ALBA-1 optic fiber submarine cable, which connects Cuba to Venezuela, has officially started operating. Representatives of the Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Cuba SA (ETECSA) said that it is already submitted to quality test since January 10. teleSUR http://multimedia.telesurtv.net
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Getting Married in Cuba

Getting Married in Cuba

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  • Duration: 1:51
  • Updated: 30 Jun 2009
  • views: 3468
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back in the 1980s I made this series for Ted Turner and Turner Broadcasting. A two-hour incredible special on Cuba. Turner wanted to put cable television there. I don't know if he succeeded. But the film is a great piece of Cuban history. David Hoffman - filmmaker www.thehoffmancollection.com
https://wn.com/Getting_Married_In_Cuba
Un cable submarino llega a Cuba para ampliar el acceso a Internet

Un cable submarino llega a Cuba para ampliar el acceso a Internet

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  • Duration: 0:27
  • Updated: 10 Feb 2011
  • views: 1194
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Un barco procedente de Venezuela llevó el martes un cable submarino de fibra óptica a Cuba que permitirá la mejora del acceso a Internet en la isla caribeña. Leer más : http://actualidad.rt.com/ciencia_y_tecnica/internet_redes/issue_20380.html http://actualidad.rt.com/mas/envivo
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Reinventing Cuba, A CCTV America documentary

Reinventing Cuba, A CCTV America documentary

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  • Duration: 56:10
  • Updated: 23 Mar 2016
  • views: 25693
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Everyone’s talking about Cuba and the U.S. mending fences, but what will Cuba be exporting in greatest numbers? It’s a little-explored question that will lead us to understand who Cubans really are. CCTV delves into baseball, art, entrepreneurship and medicine: Cuba has a top-notch pharmaceutical industry, can it compete with Big Pharma? Because of Cuba’s strong education system, the answer is “yes,” Cuba can compete. In fact it already does, and its successes have created an overlooked but burgeoning middle class. These are the people at the forefront of what will likely be Cuba’s future as it moves into this new era. We see what they’re up to, and where they think their country will go. These are all stories of hope that come together to explain the heart of the country. Watch CCTV America LIVE on your computer, tablet or mobile www.cctvamericalive.com Subscribe to CCTV America on YouTube: CCTVAmerica1 Follow CCTV America: Twitter: @cctv_america Facebook: CCTVAmerica Google+: CctvamericaTvnews »» Watch CCTV America «« Washington, DC (and greater area) • MHz - Channel 3 • COMCAST (Xfinity) - Channel 273 • FIOS - Channel 277 New York CityTime Warner - Channel 134 • FiOS (Verizon) - Channel 277 Los AngelesCharter Cable - Channel 562 • Time Warner - Channel 155 Satellite NationwideDISH TV - Channel 279
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Conan Meets His Censor  - CONAN on TBS

Conan Meets His Censor - CONAN on TBS

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  • Duration: 6:47
  • Updated: 28 Jan 2016
  • views: 3339690
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Now that he's on cable, Conan visits his censor to test the boundaries of what he can and cannot do. More CONAN @ http://teamcoco.com/video Team Coco is the official YouTube channel of late night host Conan O'Brien, CONAN on TBS & TeamCoco.com. Subscribe now to be updated on the latest videos: http://bit.ly/W5wt5D For Full Episodes of CONAN on TBS, visit http://teamcoco.com/video Get Social With Team Coco: On Facebook: ‪https://www.facebook.com/TeamCoco‬ On Google+: https://plus.google.com/+TeamCoco/ On Twitter: http://twitter.com/TeamCoco On Tumblr: http://teamcoco.tumblr.com On YouTube: http://youtube.com/teamcoco Follow Conan O'Brien on Twitter: http://twitter.com/ConanOBrien
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Cable Beach Dive - Guantanamo Bay, Cuba - 11/2/2016

Cable Beach Dive - Guantanamo Bay, Cuba - 11/2/2016

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  • Duration: 22:19
  • Updated: 03 Nov 2016
  • views: 178
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First dive in GTMO. Went in at Cable Beach and drifted over to "The Slot".
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Llegó a Cuba el cable venezolano de fibra óptica

Llegó a Cuba el cable venezolano de fibra óptica

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  • Duration: 4:03
  • Updated: 09 Feb 2011
  • views: 2499
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Un cable venezolano de fibra óptica llegó a Cuba, acelerando 3.000 veces la baja velocidad de conexión de la isla y burlando las restricciones de conectividad impuestas por Estados Unidos. teleSUR http://multimedia.telesurtv.net/8/2/2011/26467/llego-a-cuba-el-cable-venezolano-de-fibra-optica/
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