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Chairman Genachowski Statement on U.S. Actions at the WCIT

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Released: December 14, 2012

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See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).

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December 14, 2012
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STATEMENT FROM FCC CHAIRMAN JULIUS GENACHOWSKI ON U.S. ACTIONS AT THE

WORLD CONFERENCE ON INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS (WCIT)

“Our global policies must ensure a virtuous cycle of innovation and investment, driven by a free and open
Internet. The Internet has thrived over the past two decades thanks to the free flow of data and
information, and the multi-stakeholder model of Internet governance.
“It is therefore regrettable that discussions at the WCIT turned to the creation of a new layer of
international Internet regulation, instead of focusing on the need to spur global growth through the
expansion of international telecommunications networks. The U.S. and a substantial number of other
like-minded nations simply could not sign such a treaty. We will remain strong and vigilant advocates for
a free and open Internet. I thank Ambassador Kramer, FCC staff, and the rest of the U.S. delegation for
their hard work and tireless efforts at the WCIT.”
-FCC-

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