Infographic: A UN takeover of the Internet?

The WCIT-12 will convene in Dubai on Dec. 3, 2012, to discuss expanding the role of the International Telecommunications Union, the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies, in regulating the Internet. What's at stake in this key debate?

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Cisco, "Air, Food, Water, Internet – Cisco Study Reveals Just How Important Internet and Networks Have Become as Fundamental Resources in Daily Life", September 21, 2011. http://newsroom.cisco.com/press-release-content?type=webcontent&articleId=474852

Enright, Allison. "E-commerce sales jump 16% in 2011," Internet Retailer, February 16, 2012. http://www.internetretailer.com/2012/02/16/e-commerce-sales-jump-16-2011

International Telecommunications Union, "About ITU", accessed November 9, 2012. http://www.itu.int/en/about/Pages/default.aspx

Kang, Cecilia. "U.S. tech companies warn of threat to Internet from foreign governments", The Washington Post, May 30, 2012. http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/tech-giants-warn-of-threats-to-free-and-profitable-internet/2012/05/30/gJQAkuxx2U_print.html

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Pew Internet & American Life Project, "Internet Use and Home Broadband Connections: Demographics", July 24, 2012. http://www.pewinternet.org/Infographics/2012/Internet-Use-and-Home-Broadband-Connections.aspx

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