The following is attributed to Gigi B. Sohn, president and CEO of Public
“We believe the United States should promote global Internet freedom. We join members of Congress from both
parties and the Obama Administration in opposing international regulation of
the Internet. That view was
strongly expressed that view this morning at a hearing of the House
Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.
"We agree the
International Telecommunications Union's (ITU) jurisdiction should not
expand to encompass regulation or governance of the Internet, and that some of
the proposals to change the International Telecommunications Regulations (ITR)
would have dramatically bad effects on the open and decentralized internet we
know and love.