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The Americas Region Caribbean Ring System (ARCOS-1) is a fiber optic submarine communications cable of 8,400 kilometers that extends between the United States, the Bahamas, the Turks and Caicos Islands, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Curaçao, Venezuela, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Belize, and Mexico. Because of its length, it was divided in two phases: Phase 1 being in service since September 2001 and Phase II since March 2002. The cable system was set in a ring configuration and is operated on a non-common carrier basis.

Carriers (incomplete)

Landing points

Route of the cable.
  1. North Miami Beach, Florida, U.S.
  2. Cancún, Mexico
  3. Tulum, Mexico
  4. Ladyville, Belize
  5. Puerto Barrios, Guatemala
  6. Puerto Cortés, Honduras
  7. Trujillo, Honduras
  8. Puerto Lempira, Honduras
  9. Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua
  10. Bluefields, Nicaragua
  11. Puerto Limón, Costa Rica
  12. Maria Chiquita, Panama
  13. Ustupo, Panama
  14. Cartagena, Colombia
  15. Riohacha, Colombia
  16. Punto Fijo, Venezuela
  17. Willemstad, Curaçao
  18. San Juan, Puerto Rico
  19. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  20. Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
  21. Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands
  22. Crooked Island, Bahamas
  23. Cat Island, Bahamas
  24. Nassau, Bahamas

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