The International Communication and Information Policy (CIP) group is one of seven issue-oriented organizations within the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. CIP advocates international policies for expanded access to information and communication technologies (ICT), improved efficiency in the worldwide ICT and telecommunications market through increased reliance on free-market forces, and fair opportunities for U.S. companies to participate in this important sector around the globe. In supporting such policies, CIP supports foreign policy goals of empowering people by giving them fuller access to a wealth of educational opportunities, information resources and forums for exchange of ideas. Additionally, an efficient ICT and telecommunications global structure creates a healthier environment for U.S. companies doing business in all sectors, improving the standard of living at home and abroad.
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