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U.S. Officials Asking Cuba to Speed Up Its Internet Infrastructure Build Out

A number of Senior U.S. officials and business leaders visited Cuba last week and urged the government to speed up its build out of Internet infrastructure and to make it more widely available, Mario Trujillo reports in The Hill. The delegation included FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and Ambassador Daniel Sepulveda, head of communications and information policy for the State Department. “U.S. officials said they recommended that the country ‘leapfrog’ current buildout of aging technology, such as DSL and 3G mobile service, for faster technology such as fiber and high-speed mobile. Officials also urged the country to relax regulations that are preventing many in Cuba from getting Internet in their homes, along with other censorship or blocking policies.” Expectations however are reported to have been muted after the trip.

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