Cuba Announces Residential Internet Service Pilot

Cuba Announces Residential Internet Service Pilot

According to an announcement made on Sunday by ETECSA, Cuba’s state telecommunications company, a pilot project to bring broadband internet into Cuban homes is moving forward. The announcement was made by Odalys Rodríguez del Toro, ETECSA’s director for Havana. Del Toro also stated that three parks will receive new WiFi service including the Castillito and … Read more

FCC Chairman Upbeat After Challenging Trip to Cuba

FCC Chairman Upbeat After Challenging Trip to Cuba

Recently, the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) removed Cuba from its exclusion list. Now, US-based telecom operators can provide Internet and telephone services to Cuba without separate approval from the FCC and can export telecom equipment and products to Cuba. US State Department officials said that while the US is making efforts to conclude telecommunications agreements … Read more

Washington Announces Further Loosening to Cuban Embargo

Washington Announces Further Loosening to Cuban Embargo

Washington announced today further loosening of air travel and export financing restrictions related to Cuba. The amendments, “will remove restrictions on payment and financing terms for authorized exports and re-exports to Cuba of items other than agricultural items or commodities,” according to a statement from the Treasury and Commerce Departments. “Today’s amendments to the Cuban … Read more