Commissioner gives no reason for leaving after seven years of service
The ITU’s standard setting is no more responsible for the international success of the Internet, than then-Senator Al Gore was for “inventing the Internet.”
‘Human rights are well understood to involve providing rights to individuals’
Countries split on whether to establish further control of web
‘The U.S. must communicate that it is not able to sign the agreement’
Wednesday’s announcement marks a rare show of consensus at the International Telecommunications Union meeting in Dubai
China, Russia and Arab states withdraw support after uproar
The U.S. and its allies have firmly opposed international regulation and censorship of content on the Internet
The much-anticipated telecommunications summit in Dubai has garnered substantial criticism
The U.S. fears any U.N. Internet regulations could complicate commerce and be used by nations such as China and Russia to justify further cyber-crackdowns.
The outcome of the Dubai gathering is far from certain.
The preliminary jockeying highlights the tensions of the Internet age between what to regulate and what to leave alone.
The ITU is a UN agency that oversees satellite orbits and the international wireless spectrum
Delegates vote on renegotiation of treaty that paved the way for the Internet
Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio had introduced an amendment to the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 opposing efforts of countries within the U.N. to regulate the Internet.
The Internet’s rapid evolution as a central change agent in global economics, politics, and society is well known, but the Internet’s governance structure is not.
The drafting and debating of proposals in preparation for the Dubai conference have taken place largely behind closed doors.
‘The proposals are not classified, and it’s not illegal to share them’
It’s not clear how much the taxes levied by the ETNO’s plan would total per year, but observers expect them to be in the billions of dollars.
Many Democrats along with public interest groups and some tech firms countered that net neutrality rules are necessary