Creation of the Cuba Internet Task Force

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
January 23, 2018


As directed in the June 16, 2017 National Security Presidential Memorandum “Strengthening the Policy of the United States Toward 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. 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 Harry S. Truman Building. Information for those wishing to attend will be provided in a Federal Registry Notice.