Subcommittees Warned that the Internet is “Under Assault”
WASHINGTON, DC – The Communications and Technology Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), yesterday held a joint hearing with the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade and the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations to discuss efforts by some countries to expand international regulation of the Internet. Dr. Bitange Ndemo, Permanent Secretary in the Kenyan Ministry of Information and Communications, FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell, Ambassador David Gross, Internet Society’s Sally Shipman Wentworth, and Public Knowledge’s Harold Feld warned the subcommittees of the ongoing threat to Internet freedom and expressed support for legislation to make it the official policy of the United States to promote a global Internet free from government control.
E&C Studio: Promoting Global Internet Freedom
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