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Internet Governance Should Not be Taken Over by the ITU

WASHINGTON - In response to the Internet Governance Hearing, ITIF Senior Analyst Daniel Castro released the following statement:

“Internet governance should not be taken over by the ITU. The multi-stakeholder, consensus-driven process, which draws on the experience, and participation of all sectors of society around the world, has allowed for constant innovation, the creation of multi-billion dollar commercial opportunities, and indeed, the advance of freedom. Government actors are an important part of this process, but they are not the only players. To make nation-states the primary players would compromise the essence of the Internet governance model which has served us well over the past decades.”