Friday, November 30, 2012

Cuba cuts phone fees

Cuba plans to reduce the fees it charges for long-distance calls to the island from the United States.
The announcement, which is below, didn't specify the size of the reduction:
THE COUNCIL OF STATE OF THE REPUBLIC OF CUBA DEROGATES DECREE-LAW No. 213 OF THE YEAR 2000 GOVERNING COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN CUBA AND THE UNITED STATES.

Charges on international telephone calls between the United States and Cuba shall be thereby reduced.

In the year 2000, the Cuban government issued Decree-Law No. 213, by virtue of which the rates charged per every minute of international telephone calls between the United States and Cuba would be thereby increased. This was a legitimate response to the ripping off of the funds owed to Cuba by American telecommunication companies.


It has been considered that, taking into account the present international telephone traffic technological and operational conditions, a reduction in the rates to be charged for international calls will favor an increase in international telephone communications to and from our country. Therefore, the Council of State of the Republic of Cuba, by virtue of Decree-Law No. 307 of November 30, 2012, has decided to derogate the aforementioned Decree-Law No. 213/2000.

This decision will also contribute to improve communications between the people of Cuba and its émigrés.

Havana, November 30, 2012

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