- Post 31 May 2012
- By The Daily Caller
The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology will discuss international proposals to regulate the Internet through the United Nations’ International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a little-known U.N. agency responsible for international regulation of long-distance phone calls and satellite orbits.
A report delivered at the World Conference on International Telecommunications will include commentary on proposals from all over the world. The conference, set to be held December in Dubai, will include the renegotiation of the 1988 International Telecommunication Regulation treaty. That international agreement deregulated telecommunications across the globe and paved the way for the spread of the Internet.