The Guyanese government’s 560km fibre-optic cable, which runs from Lethem on the Brazilian border to the coastal capital Georgetown, is now 90% complete, reports Kaieteur News, citing project manager Alexei Ramotar. Whilst the project has encountered funding problems, the entire length of the cable is now in place, and all that remains is to connect each 10km section together. The cable was installed in six blocks, from Lethem to Annai, Annai to Kurupukari, Kurupukari to Mabura, Mabura to Wisroc, Wisroc to Providence and finally Providence to Georgetown. Testing of the network is expected to begin in early August.
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