As for the BRICS cable, Dr. Wright added that the Brazilian government "can't guarantee that just because there is a new high-capacity cable running from Brazil to Russia that all the data will go through it rather than an alternative."
Making matters more difficult is Brazil's current Internet infrastructure. In a 2012 report that ranked 30 countries by the risk in their data center operations, Brazil ranked 30th. The report, which was composed by real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield and engineering consultancy hurleypalmerflatt, cited the country's high costs of electricity and poor education levels as the main factors dragging down the country's data center quality, according to Reuters.
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