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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 7:01am 29th December 2013.

Cornwall connects the world - again.

The Duchy beamed the first transatlantic radio message and relayed pictures of man on the moon.

Now internet traffic from 53 countries like Turkey and South Africa is being routed through Goonhilly on the Lizard.

David Williams is Chief Exec at Avanti, the company doing it:  "The Goonhilly site has got fantastic heritage in satellite communications for some very good reasons. It's important to have a site which is relatively uncongested with other radio transmissions and Goonhilly certainly ticks that box.

"It's always been, since the 50's, an important satellite site so a lot of the infrastructure that was used for scientific mission in the past  was already here so we were able to get up and running quite quickly., This is becoming one of the most important teleport facilities in the world."

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