US says it remains committed to assist Cuban people to get internet access

The Treasury and Commerce department of the United States has stated that it remains committed to assisting the citizens of Cuba island in getting internet access and opening to issue additional authorizations if the need arises.

Cuba: The Treasury and Commerce department of the United States has stated that it remains committed to assisting the citizens of Cuba island in getting internet access and opening to issue additional authorizations if the need arises.

The US Treasury Department made the statement on Wednesday.

The earlier previous month, the State Department stated that the United States government is working with the private sector and Congress to see for ways to make the internet more available to the people of Cuba.

Following the statement, US State Department cited that “Ideas which are suggested by some US politicians which include – using satellite-based networks or high-altitude balloons in order to enable internet access for the people.

The Cuban government for now has temporarily blocked access to the internet last month as thousands of Cuban citizens came on the streets and joined the nationwide protests which is being held over the shortages of basic goods, limits on civil liberties and the Cuban government’s handling of a surge in COVID-19 infections.

Earlier this month, the Joe Biden administration imposed new restrictions on Cuba after the historic demonstration in the Communist-run island country in the Caribbean.

A few days ago, U.S. President Joe Biden labelled Cuba as a “failed state” after numerous protests caused an economic crisis. At the same time, multiple nations in the region are against U.S. interference in Cuba’s domestic affairs.

Despite the US, other nations such as – Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala and Honduras and various others condemned the mass arrest done by the Cuban government during the protest.

In addition, various countries have also backed the Caribbean island country and have requested the US government to lift the sanctions which are being imposed on Cuba for several years, stating that it has harmed the economy of the island country.