US House approves resolution to keep Internet control out of UN hands

The House on Wednesday unanimously passed a Senate resolution introduced by Sens. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) that calls on the U.S. government to oppose United Nations control of the Internet.The 397-0 vote is meant to send a signal to countries meeting at a U.N. conference on telecommunications this week. Participants are meeting to update an international telecom treaty, but critics warn that many countries’ proposals could allow U.N. regulation of the Internet. see:Who should control the Internet? House votes ‘No’ on U.N.
The House unanimously passed a Senate resolution calling on the U.S. government to oppose the United Nations’ control of the Internet.As originally reported by the Hill, the 397-to-0 vote is intended to send a clear signal to the delegates gathering at the UN’s telecommunications conference next week. to U.N.: Don’t even think about Internet regulations
The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed a resolution today aimed at sending a strong message to a United Nations body that’s meeting this week to consider new Internet regulations.The International Telecommunication Union, a U.N. organization, is meeting in Dubai to update telecommunications regulations, and some have warned that this could lead to a U.N. takeover of the Internet. declares opposition to UN takeover of the Internet
Congress certainly can’t agree on much, but we’ve now discovered what it will unite for: opposing a United Nations “takeover” of the Internet.

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