Yes the system now uses fiber optic cable run though Russia, but if they are going to invest serious money in a new system, going through the same vulnerabilities with Russia is not a good move. I think Lithuania made the right move. People all over are going to have to make real decisions about their Internet and who has access to it. Now most can be looked at as it goes through routers, but if say Russia made a move against Lithuania, having this fiber routing through Russia could allow Russia to cut them off from the rest of the world. This same problem exists in many different areas around the globe. China provides internet access to a lot of smaller countries, and giving them the ability to be cut off during the start up of any aggression would not be good.
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