Internet Governance Coalition Ambassador 2012 Testimony before House Committee on Energy and Subcommittee on Communications and Technology


In the United States, there has long been a bipartisan consensus supporting decentralized, multistakeholder mechanisms associated with Internet governance. This approach has been essential to the extraordinary success of the Internet as well as to counter the many international attempts during the past
decade or so for centralized government imposed “top down” control over the Internet. In light of current efforts to impose regulations on the Internet by expanding the influence of intergovernmental institutions, including the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), over the Internet, it is more important thanever that Congress and the Administration present a clear and unified position opposing such attempts to restrict the Internet … [more]