Cuba confirms undersea cable carrying data traffic - Article Photos 1/1

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2011 file photo, people stand on a breakwater, with a Venezuelan flag, left, and a Cuban flag, as a specialized ship rolls out a fiber-optic cable, suspended from buoys, off La Guaira, Venezuelan coast. Cuba's state telecom monopoly confirmed Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 that the island's first hard-wired Internet connection to the outside world has been activated, but said it won't lead to an immediate increase in access. The $70 million ALBA-1 arrived on the island from Venezuela in February 2011 to great hoopla, but officials soon stopped mentioning the cable amid rumors of mismanagement and corruption involving the project. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)