Commissioner Pai Statement on Internet Governance
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 18, 2014
Matthew Berry (202) 418-2005
STATEMENT OF FCC COMMISSIONER AJIT PAI
ON INTERNET GOVERNANCEThe current multi-stakeholder model of Internet governance has been a tremendous
success. Any proposal to change that model therefore demands rigorous scrutiny, including
close congressional oversight. In particular, those advocating change must prove beyond a
shadow of a doubt that their proposals would not increase the influence of repressive foreign
governments over the Internet. If I am not convinced that a different governance structure would
preserve Internet freedom, I will strongly oppose it.
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