I have to give Congress at least a little credit here.
The U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Terry Kramer, announced this week that there is growing momentum worldwide for a “internet tax” of sorts which would affect companies such as Google who do business internationally.
Thankfully, the Hill reports
Democrats and Republicans in the United States are united against proposals to increase international control of the Internet. Congress passed a non-binding resolution earlier this year urging the United States delegation to “promote a global Internet free from government control and preserve and advance the successful multistakeholder model that governs the Internet today.”
This tax would be implemented through the U.N.’s International Telecommunications Union (ITU) authority, thereby expanding its authority over the Internet. A treaty conference scheduled for December is the first likely date during which action could be taken.
Let’s hope that Congress continues to reject any proposal which involves internet taxing and/or UN control over the internet. In fact, let’s get out of the UN all together.