USA: Creation of the Cuba Internet Task Force

The Administration of President Donald J. Trump created a Task Force for the Internet in Cuba. The Department of State is convening a Cuba Internet Task Force composed of U.S. government and non-governmental representatives to promote the free and unregulated flow of information in Cuba.

Freedom in the use of the Internet in Cuba
Freedom in the use of the Internet in Cuba

As directed in the June 16, 2017 National Security Presidential Memorandum “Strengthening the Policy of the United States Toward Cuba”. The task force will examine the technological challenges and opportunities for expanding internet access and independent media in Cuba.

The Task Force’s first public meeting will take place Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at the . Information for those wishing to attend will be provided in a Federal Registry Notice.

U.S. Department of State Cuba Internet Task Force; Notice of Open Meeting

The U.S. Department of State will conduct a public meeting for the Cuba Internet Task Force, Wednesday, February 7, 2018, from 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the Harry S. Truman Building, 2201 C Street NW, Room 1406.

In accordance with the National Security Presidential Memorandum of June 16, 2017, on Strengthening the Policy of the United States Toward Cuba (NSPM-5), the Department of State created the Cuba internet Task Force and is announcing the date of its first public meeting. The Cuba internet Task Force is composed of U.S. Government and non-government representatives to examine technological challenges and opportunities for expanding internet access in Cuba.

Those wishing to attend must RSVP due to limited seating. Anyone wishing to attend must contact the Department’s Office of the Coordinator for Cuban Affairs, Gilberto Torres-Vela at 202-647-7050 or email WHACCAEconomicUnit@state.gov and provide your name, organization and email address no later than February 2, 2018. Any request for reasonable accommodation must be made prior to February 2, 2018, to the same email address. Requests made after that date will be considered, but might not be possible to fulfill.

Gabriel Escobar,

Coordinator for Cuban Affairs, Department of State.

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