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?

Image credit:

Nelia Sapronova / Shutterstock.com

Sources:

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

OpenNet Initiative, "Country profiles", accessed November 9, 2012. http://opennet.net/country-profiles

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

Also Visit
AEIdeas Blog The American Magazine

What's new on AEI

Poverty in America—and What to Do About It
image GDP for second quarter: Strong headline, weak innards
image Paul Ryan and the emerging conservative reform agenda in higher education
image Democrats' impeachment fixation
AEI on Facebook
Events Calendar
  • 28
    MON
  • 29
    TUE
  • 30
    WED
  • 31
    THU
  • 01
    FRI
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 | 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Is Medicare's future secure? The 2014 Trustees Report

Please join AEI as the chief actuary for Medicare summarizes the report’s results, followed by a panel discussion of what those spending trends are likely to mean for seniors, taxpayers, the health industry, and federal policy.

Friday, August 01, 2014 | 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Watergate revisited: The reforms and the reality, 40 years later

Please join us as four of Washington’s most distinguished political observers will revisit the Watergate hearings and discuss reforms that followed.

Event Registration is Closed
No events scheduled this day.
No events scheduled this day.
No events scheduled this day.
No events scheduled this day.
No events scheduled this day.
No events scheduled this day.