Global Crossing access will boost Costa Rica's cybernauts

Costa Rica's Internet capacity is expected to increase by at least 35 percent from July when it will gain access to Global Crossing's Pacific cable connection.

Friday, May 30, 2008

The new access will permit an additional 200,000 connections.
Costa Rica is already connected to Internet by the Arcos trans-Atlantic cable and the Maya cable that runs from Florida to Panama.

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Costa Rica to be linked by inter-oceanic Internet ring

June 2008

Costa Rica will be linked to the inter-oceanic data transmission ring in September.

The ring will link the cables that currently connect Costa Rica to the Internet – Mayo and Arcas across the Atlantic as well as Global Connection across the Pacific. The Global Connection link is due to be established at the end of next month.

Costa Rica Improves Internet Connectivity

April 2009

The "Border to Border" Fiber Optic Network is ready and it will avoid service interruptions and increase speed.

The Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) announced that the fiber optic network is already in operation. It "has a ring design in each area of the country to avoid service disruption if there is a rupture or loss of connection and to increase connection capacity or speed."

Costa Rica will have a new Internet connection

August 2008

The country will have a new option via a connection to the Internet submarine cable that goes from Colombia to Florida, USA.

The CFX-1 is a submarine cable network more 14 thousand kilometers long that is located at a greater depth in the Caribbean Sea.
At a cost of $80 million, it will start functioning at the end of this month at a speed of approximately 100 megabytes per second.

Global Crossing Upgrades Atlantic Subsea Net

January 2009

Last year, Global Crossing inaugurated a fiber optic cable landing on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast.

The new cable connection is an extension of the Pan American Crossing (PAC®), which connects the United States' west coast, Mexico, Panama, Venezuela and the Virgin Islands, in addition to the east coast of the United States, South America, Europe and Asia, via Global Crossing's other underwater cable systems.

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