Summary: H.R.498 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.498. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (01/12/2017)

Cuba Digital and Telecommunications Advancement Act of 2017 or the Cuba DATA Act

This bill authorizes the President to permit any person subject to U.S. jurisdiction to:

  • export consumer communication devices and other telecommunications equipment to Cuba;
  • provide telecommunications services involving Cuba or persons in Cuba;
  • establish facilities to provide telecommunications services connecting Cuba with another country or to provide telecommunications services in Cuba;
  • conduct any transaction incident to carrying out such activities; and
  • enter into, perform, and make and receive payments under a contract with any individual or entity in Cuba regarding the provision of telecommunications services involving Cuba or persons in Cuba.

The bill repeals or amends specified requirements and prohibitions of: (1) the Cuban Democracy Act of 1992, and (2) the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (LIBERTAD) Act of 1996.