As reported last week, the House Telecom Subcommittee held a hearing titled “International Proposals to Regulate the Internet” on May 31, 2012. At the hearing, Rep. Mary Bono Mack, R-Cal., along with Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., and Rep. Henry Waxman. D-Cal., introduced House Resolution 127 stating an intent “to reject the proposed international takeover of the Internet that is expected to be discussed at the December World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) meetings.” Among the witnesses was Vinton Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist at Google, who stated that, “We need a global coalition to ensure transparency, openness, and an outcome that preserves the features of the Internet and its operation that have been so productive over the past 30 years.” H. Con. Res. 127 is available here. A summary of the hearing is available here.
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