Russia Asks Is There A Need For A ‘Demonopolised’ Internet?

Russia’s Telecoms Minister Igor Shchegolev has criticised ICANN, disapproving “of the situation when a single U.S.-based organization has control over the Internet and will soon voice it suggestions on how to ‘demonopolise’ it.”Shchegolev said the situation where the Internet is “de facto controlled by a single organization from a single country” is wrong, reports Vedomosti daily with Russia’s suggestions on how to change the situation to be presented at the ICANN meeting in Mexico City.The minister declined to comment on what the suggestions are, but the article says “but another ministerial official said several countries including Brazil, India, China and some African countries support Russia’s position.”To read this article in Russia Today in full, see:
russiatoday.com/Top_News/2009-02-24/Is_there_a_need_for_a__demonopolized__Internet.html

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