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Cuba to expand internet despite US 'subversion': Minister

IANS  |  Havana 

is set to continue expanding despite the US' new "political programme" aimed at carrying out "subversive activities" in the country, a said.

At the inauguration of the 12th International Conference and Fair here on Monday, Communications said the would "continue to develop the use of information and communication technologies", reported.

"It is ironic that the has established a task force with the supposed objective of helping the Cuban people enjoy new technologies," he said.

The created a internet Task Force in January claiming to examine "technological challenges and opportunities to expand in and help the Cuban people enjoy a free and unregulated information flow".

sees the task force as an attempt to violate its sovereignty and seek "political subversion" in the Carribean country.

During the past several years, Cuba has launched a group of programmes to improve and speed up its digital network so as to promote connectivity across the country, the said.

Cuba had registered a significant jump in terms of the number of in 2017, with over 4 million Cubans, or about 40 per cent of the population, having access to the internet, according to official figures.



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First Published: Tue, March 20 2018. 11:20 IST