Chipping Away At The Cuba Tech Embargo


Fans of normalizing U.S.-Cuba relations are celebrating a vote by Senate appropriators’ to do away with restrictions on bringing Internet access to the island. “We need to engage Cuba,” said amendment sponsor Tom Udall (D-N.M.) in a statement to MT, “and Cubans should be allowed to engage with the world.” The legislation would both codify and expand recent rule changes by the Obama administration. James Williams, president of the advocacy group Engage Cuba, called the committee’s move “a common-sense step forward for more easily understood regulations for U.S. companies to provide telecom services in Cuba.”