Thursday, February 2, 2012

McDowell Concerned About ITU Governance of Internet

Eggerton, John. "McDowell Concerned About ITU Governance of Internet." Broadcasting & Cable, January 27, 2012.

From the article: "FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell said Friday that his number one concern is the prospect of the International Telecommunications Union becoming an international Internet governance body. McDowell and Democratic Commissioner Mignon Clyburn were speaking at a commissioners' breakfast at the Minority Media & Telecommunications Council Broadband and Social Justice Summit in Washington. McDowell had just returned from the World Administrative Radio Conference, where he said he tried to talk to as many people as possible about the problems with that prospect, which he said could create a divide between the countries that signed on and those that opted out.  He said the move was being pushed by countries like China and Russia."  Read more

See Also
International Telecommunications Union. "World Radiocommunication Conference 2012 (WRC-12)." Last modified January 31, 2012.