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Carr Backs DeSantis’ Call for Biden to Aid Cuba Via ISPs

FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr backed Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ (R) call for the Biden administration to enable U.S. businesses to provide internet service to Cubans. “While Cuba’s communist regime is blocking Internet access in an effort to hide their brutal…

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crackdown on freedom, American enterprises have the technical capability to beam connectivity to the Cuban people and help power their real and ongoing struggle for life and liberty,” Carr said. “With the backing and authorization of the federal government, these private sector innovators can get to work immediately.” Also Wednesday, Carr spoke with DeSantis about serving remote locations in Cuba. DeSantis sent a letter to President Joe Biden requesting federal assistance to provide internet access to Cuba. He requested “all necessary authorizations, indemnifications, and funding to American businesses with the capability to provide internet access” there. The White House didn’t comment Thursday.