Eshoo Statement on U.S. Action at World Telecommunications Conference in Dubai

Statement

By:  Anna Eshoo
Date: Dec. 14, 2012
Location: Washington, DC

Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (D-Palo Alto), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, released the following statement today after 89 countries signed a telecommunications treaty in Dubai at the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT):

"In order to sustain the Internet's continued growth and unfettered access, we cannot allow the overly burdensome regulations agreed to in Dubai become the norm. I commend the U.S. delegation for taking a stand in the name of a free and open Internet by not agreeing to the proposed resolution. They are joined by many other ITU member countries, as well as industry and civic leaders around the world who are committed to defending the longstanding principles that have made the Internet such a success story."