Weekend streaming movies might be restricted because there will be work on the MAYA-1 undersea cable, according to the Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones. The agency said that the work would be done between 10 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Sunday.
The agency said that Internet users would see a reduction in velocity and perhaps even outages. Affected would be both fixed and mobil Internet hookups.
The 4,400-kilometer cable comes to Costa Rica at Limón. It is one of two undersea cables that connects Costa Rica with the world. The Maya-1 runs from Hollywood, Florida, to Tolu, Colombia, on the northern tip of South America with additional connections in México, Honduras, Cayman Islands and Panamá.
Among other jobs, the Superintendencia said that about 1.2 kilometers of cable on land would be replaced. Also needed is the replacement of some undersea cable that has been affected by tides, said the announcement.
There also is a job of installing some new electronics, controls and some software, according to the announcement.