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Chairman Statement on Internet Governance Resolution

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Released: September 19, 2012

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

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September 19, 2012
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STATEMENT FROM FCC CHAIRMAN JULIUS GENACHOWSKI ON THE SENATE

FOREIGN RELATIONS COMMITTEE INTERNET GOVERNANCE RESOLUTION

“I applaud the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for strongly reaffirming America’s support for
Internet freedom and the multi-stakeholder model of Internet governance by passing this resolution. The
proposals by some countries to restrict the free flow of information online would threaten one of the most
powerful engines for global economic growth and the spread of democracy in human history. I fully
support today’s vote, which makes clear that the World Conference on International Telecommunications
must embrace the success of the last two decades of liberalization in telecom regulation as well as the
existing multi-stakeholder model in order to ensure continued investment and growth of the Internet
around the globe.”
-FCC-

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