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Entire US Congress votes against ITU control of internet (Unanimously against thing nobody has proposed)

Posted: December 6, 2012 12:00 pm
By: - Information Security  

By Neil McAllister

The US House of Representatives has voted unanimously in favor of a resolution to keep the internet “free from government control,” in a move clearly aimed at the United Nations’ World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT), currently taking place in Dubai. In a display of bipartisanship rarely seen on Capitol Hill these days, 397 Representatives voted in favor of the resolution on Wednesday, The Hill reports, with none opposed. The Senate passed its own version of the resolution in September, also with a unanimous vote. “I think that we are all very, very proud that there is not only bipartisan, but bicameral support underlying this resolution, and there is complete support across the Executive Branch of our government,” Representative Anna Eshoo, a Democrat from California, said on the House floor. “In other words,” she continued, “the United States of America is totally unified on this issue of an open structure, a multi-stakeholder approach that has guided the Internet over the last two decades.” Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/12/05/us_votes_against_itu_internet_control/