ETECSA

Jason Koebler filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.
Tracking # F-2015-14605
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Completed

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From: Jason Koebler

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Any memos, information sheets, presentations, policy positions, budgets, or digital communication created between Jan. 1, 2014 and September 14, 2015 relating to the Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Cuba S.A. (ETECSA) or memos, information sheets, presentations, policy positions, budgets, or other digital communication relating to broadband internet access in Cuba.

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-internet-dealers-of-cuba

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. The documents will be used in the course of reporting articles for Motherboard, VICE's science and technology news website.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request and I request that this be processed under the "media" fee category. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Jason Koebler

From: FOIA Request

Your query has been forwarded to the FOIA Requester Status mailbox for reply.

From: Department of State

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Department of State

A letter stating the request for reduced or waived fees has been accepted.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Jason Koebler,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated October 14, 2015. Please be advised that a copy of your e-mail has been forwarded to the office that is processing your request.

Sincerely,
Katrina Wood
U.S. Department of State

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Koebler–A copy of your email has been forwarded to case Analyst and Branch Chief that is working on your case. Once the status becomes available I will then e-mail you with an up-dated status.
Regards,
Katrina
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Koebler,

I have contacted the Case Analyst and requested an estimated completion date for your case. The Analyst will contact the bureaus doing the searches and the individuals reviewing the material. This will take some time because each case is different. The search and review time varies. The time depends on the complexity of information requested and the time it takes to review the material.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

In accordance with Executive Order 13526, this message is UNCLASSIFIED

From: FOIA Status

Dear Jason Koebler,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated January 20, 2016, inquiring about the status of your Freedom of Information Act request. A copy of your e-mail has been forwarded to the office that is processing your request. Our office has requested status and an estimated completion date for your request. Information will be provided to you as soon as it becomes available.

We appreciate your continued patience during this process.

Sincerely,

Charlotte W. Duckett
U.S. Department of State

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Koebler,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated February 22, 2016, inquiring about the status of your Freedom of Information Act request. A copy of your e-mail has been forwarded to the office that is processing your request. Our office has requested status and an estimated completion date for your request. Information will be provided to you as soon as it becomes available.
Regards,
Katrina Wood
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Koebler,

The Department's electronic case notes show that a case has been opened as it relates to your inquiry. The case has been assigned to an analyst, and a request for any relevant records related to your request will be directed to the appropriate office/bureau within the Department. The search and review time of requests vary. Each case is different and the processing time depends on the complexity of information requested, the location of the information, and the time it takes to review the records.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or have any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov
Regards,

Suzanne B Gardner
Government Information Specialist
Office of Information Programs and Services
Advocacy and Oversight

From: FOIA Status

Dear Jason Koebler,

This is in reference to your case: F-2015-14605. The documents are being prepared for review. Your estimated completion date is September 2016.
Regards,

Suzanne
FOIA Request Service Center.

From: FOIA Status

Dear Jason Koebler,

This is in reference to your case: F-2015-14605. The documents are being prepared for review. Your estimated completion date is still September 2016.

Sincerely
FOIA Request Service Center.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Koebler,

This is in reference to your case: F-2015-14605. Your estimated completion date is still September 2016.

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

In accordance with Executive Order 13526, this message is UNCLASSIFIED

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Koebler,

This is in reply to your email of June 24, 2016 regarding your FOIA case number F-2015-14605. Your estimated completion date is still September 2016.

Sincerely,

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Koebler,

This is in reply to your email of July 25, 2016 regarding your FOIA case number F-2015-14605. Your estimated completion date is still September 2016.

Sincerely,
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Koebler,

This is in reply to your email of August 24, 2016, regarding your FOIA case number F-2015-14605. Your estimated completion date is still September 2016.
Sincerely,

Suzanne Gardner
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Koebler-At this time the estimated completion date is still September 30, 2016.
Regards,
Katrina
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Koebler,

I have contacted the Case Analyst and requested a status update and estimated completion date for your case. The Analyst will contact the bureaus doing the searches and the individuals reviewing the material. This will take some time because each case is different. The search and review time varies. The time depends on the complexity of information requested and the time it takes to review the material.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov

Dominique Cotten
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Koebler,

The Department's electronic case notes indicate the case is still open. I have contacted the case manager assigned to your case and requested an status update. Once the information becomes available, you will be contacted with further detail.

The estimated completion date (ECD) for this case is: April 31, 2017. Please note that ECDs are subject to change and are "strictly" estimates and not intended to be used as "actual" dates of completion, due to various extenuating factors, which are beyond the control of the Branch, which may or may not include coordination with other Agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.). Interim release dates are provided, as applicable.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

Sincerely,

Jasmin Berhane

U.S. Department of State

FOIA Requester Service Center

(202) 261-8484

foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

From: FOIA Status

Dear Jason Koebler,

This is a follow-up to your email on December 23, 2016 concerning case control F- 2015-14605.

The Department's electronic case notes indicate the case is still open. The searches are still pending. Each case is different and the processing time depends on the complexity of information requested, the location of the information, and the time it takes to review the records.

The estimated completion date (ECD) for this case is continues to be April 2017.

ECDs are subject to change and are "strictly" estimates and not intended to be used as "actual" dates of completion, due to various extenuating factors, which are beyond the control of the Branch, which may or may not include coordination with other Agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.). Interim release dates are provided, as applicable.

We appreciate your continued patience. I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an email to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.

S. Nicole Floyd
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Koebler,

The Department's electronic case notes indicate the case is still open. The searches are still pending. Each case is different and the processing time depends on the complexity of information requested, the location of the information, and the time it takes to review the records.

The estimated completion date (ECD) for this case is April 30, 2017.

ECDs are subject to change and are "strictly" estimates and not intended to be used as "actual" dates of completion, due to various extenuating factors, which may or may not include coordination with other Agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.). Interim release dates are provided, as applicable.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov.

Dominique Cotten
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Koebler,

The Department's electronic case notes indicate the case is still open. The searches are still pending. Each case is different and the processing time depends on the complexity of information requested, the location of the information, and the time it takes to review the records.

The estimated completion date (ECD) for this case is April 30, 2017.

ECDs are subject to change and are "strictly" estimates and not intended to be used as "actual" dates of completion, due to various extenuating factors, which may or may not include coordination with other Agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.). Interim release dates are provided, as applicable.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov.

Dominique Cotten
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Koebler,

The Department's electronic case notes indicate the case is still open. The searches are still pending. Each case is different and the processing time depends on the complexity of information requested, the location of the information, and the time it takes to review the records.

The estimated completion date (ECD) for this case is April 30, 2017.

ECDs are subject to change and are "strictly" estimates and not intended to be used as "actual" dates of completion, due to various extenuating factors, which may or may not include coordination with other Agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.). Interim release dates are provided, as applicable.

We hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov.

Sincerely,

U.S. Department of State

FOIA Requester Service Center

(202) 261-8484

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Koebler,

I have contacted the Case Analyst and requested a status update and estimated completion date for your case. The Analyst will contact the bureaus doing the searches and the individuals reviewing the material. This will take some time because each case is different. The search and review time varies. The time depends on the complexity of information requested and the time it takes to review the material.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov.

Sincerely,

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Koebler,

The Department's electronic case notes indicate the case is still open. The case is in review. Each case is different and the processing time depends on the complexity of information requested, the location of the information, and the time it takes to review the records.

The estimated completion date (ECD) for this case is June 2017.

ECDs are subject to change and are "strictly" estimates and not intended to be used as "actual" dates of completion, due to various extenuating factors, which may or may not include coordination with other Agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.). Interim release dates are provided, as applicable.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.

Sincerely,

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

Official - Transitory
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From: FOIA Status

Mr. Koebler-At this time the estimated completion date is still 6/30/17.

Sincerely,
Katrina M Wood
U.S. Department of State

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Koebler,
This is in response to your email below regarding the status of your FOIA case control number F-2015-14605.

In response to your request, the Department of State conducted a search of its Central Foreign Policy Records and retrieved 13 documents. The Department completed its review of those documents and provided the results to you in its letter dated June 9, 2017. Thus, the processing of your request has been completed. For your reference, a copy of the Department's June 9 letter is attached.

If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,

L. Temple
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: FOIA Status

Dear Jason Koebler,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated July 13, 2017, inquiring about the status of your Freedom of Information Act request. According to our records, A letter dated June 9, 2017 was mailed to you with an explanation of the Department's search process and the results from that search. Your case is closed in our system.

If you have any questions, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) on 202-261-8484 and refer to your case control number.

Sincerely,

Charlotte W. Duckett
U.S. Department of State

From: U.S. Department of State

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: U.S. Department of State

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

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