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Walden opposes govt. regulation of Internet

Published On: Dec 06 2012 01:06:35 PM CST
Rep. Greg Walden

Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore.


Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) spoke Thursday in favor of a Senate resolution supporting keeping the internet free from government control and regulation.

As nations across the globe convene in Dubai to consider proposals for the United Nations to regulate the Internet, the U.S. House of Representatives re-affirmed its commitment to an unregulated Internet that fosters innovation and freedom.

The language of the resolution is virtually identical to one that passed unanimously through the subcommittee that Walden chairs, the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.

Walden’s office said in a statement that his "subcommittee has been at the forefront of efforts to keep governments from regulating the Internet, discussing the implications with officials from the State Department, Federal Communications Commission, Internet companies, and public interest groups.

Walden expressed his support for S. Con. Res. 50, a concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress to preserve and advance the multi-stakeholder governance model under which the Internet has thrived. The House unanimously approved S. Con. Res 50 by a vote of 397 to 0.


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