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Inter-American Telecommunication Commission of the Organization of American States (CITEL)

Internet Society Status

The Internet Society and CITEL signed a Memorandum of Understanding in September 2008

About the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission of the Organization of American States

Under the auspices of the Organization of American States, CITEL resides in Washington, DC, USA. It has 35 Member States and over 200 Associate Members. It has been entrusted by the Heads of State at the Summits of the Americas with specific mandates to intensify its activities in key areas. CITEL has technical autonomy to perform its functions within the limits prescribed by the OAS Charter, its statutes and the mandates of the General Assembly.

Its objectives include facilitating and promoting the continuous development of telecommunications in the hemisphere.

Internet Society Contributions to CITEL

Joint CITEL PCC.1 and Internet Society Workshop on "The Internet Access Ecosystem and Network Neutrality", Ushuaia, Argentina, 10 May 2010