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By Dex Tennyson, for ExpatBriefing.com
20 October, 2014
Brazil is to work with Google to improve the quality of the Internet available in the Latin American nation, with plans for a new underwater fiber-optic cable linking the country to the USA.
Google is leading a consortium to put in place the infrastructure by 2016. Cristian Ramos, who manages development partnerships for Google in Latin America, said that as more people living in the region gain internet access, the infrastructure needs to be improved so that users can have a speedy, safe, and useful online experience.
A recent "State of the Internet" report from Akamai Technologies shows that Brazil's average connection speed in the second quarter of 2014 was 2.9Mbps. Although the speed of Brazil's internet has increased 19 percent since last year, its internet speeds are the 89th fastest worldwide.
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