Saturday, October 13, 2012


Looks like the UN wants to impose a fee on the internet as part of their plan to have more control of the internet.  This fee is gaining more support with African and Arab states, which we all know are mostly dictatorships or do not hold free and fair elections.  As far as I am concerned, this is nothing more than a money and power grab by the UN.

According to US Ambassador, Terry Kramer, this proposal by the European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association, would force US companies such as Google, Netflix and Facebook, to pay fees to network operators around the world.  This is just a tax on American companies which we who use the internet would have to pay.

This does nothing for innovation or promotion of growth for the internet.  The UN just wants more power and another source of revenue to redistribute.  Kramer warned that the US is gaining a reputation for opposing changes to the International Telecommunications Treaty.  As far as I am concerned, we should be opposed to any treaty that gives the UN more power over the internet!  


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