Posts Tagged ‘WCIT’

Because It is Necessary to Be Online Today, the Continuing Digital Divide Poses a Serious Challenge to Policymakers

Broadband's Impact, FCC, NTIA February 11th, 2013

WASHINGTON, February 11, 2013 – The increasing prevalence on job applications being online is just one of many reasons why it is vital to “close our nation’s digital divide and [improve] digital literacy,” Rep. Doris Matsui, D-Calif., said Thursday. Having more people connected would in turn allow more people to have access to jobs and […]

Republican and Democratic Freedom Fighters Join Hands to Proudly Declare Freedom on the Internet

FCC February 6th, 2013

WASHINGTON, February 6, 2013 – Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee collectively patted themselves, and their nation, on the back at a hearing on Tuesday entitled, “Fighting for Freedom: Dubai and Beyond.” Our notions are grounded in freedom, said Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas. Indeed, said Rep. Poe, “freedom is what we do in […]

Expert Opinion by Paul Budde: WCIT and the Tower of Babel

International November 15th, 2012

A key reason for the heated debate in relation to the International Telecommunications Regulations (ITRs) at the next World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) is the problem that different parties are talking about different elements while using the same words. In the USA the internet is regarded as an ‘information service’ (and for regulatory purposes […]

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