Skip to comments.US ambassador: Internet fee proposal gaining momentum
Posted on 10/14/2012 2:06:52 PM PDT by BenLurkin
U.S. Ambassador Terry Kramer warned on Friday that a proposal to give a United Nations agency more control over the Internet is gaining momentum in other countries.
Proposals to expand the U.N.'s International Telecommunications Union's (ITU) authority over the Internet could come up at a treaty conference in Dubai in December. European telecommunications companies are pushing a plan that would create new rules that would allow them to charge more to carry international traffic.
The proposal by the European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association could force websites like Google, Facebook and Netflix to pay fees to network operators around the world.
Kramer said the idea of an international Internet fee is "gaining more interest in the African states and also in the Arab states."
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Simple: US reduces it’s funding dollar-for-dollar for any fees collected. My first choice is defund and evict the UN. They serve no useful purpose and is one of the biggest scams ever perpetrated upon the U.S.
If I were Google, FaceBook, NetFlix, I would just stop any connection with the EU. Tell them to go to hell and get their own social media.
Seems to me the U.N. effs up everything they touch. Why would we allow the U.N. to touch our internet?
When the time comes for the REAL war, world pop will decrease by 80%.
Isn’t this the reason that Obama and Amb Rice were blaming the youtube video for the violent reaction?
Kinda like Fast & Furious was intended to dramatically escalate gun related deaths in Mexico to curtail our 2nd Amendment rights in the US.
Screw them. Pull the plug.
Good catch! A twofer if I ever saw one!
Libs seem to think the Internet is a single entity. Go ahead, tax yours; we’ll just use a different network.
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