A World Government for the Internet?

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A World Government for the Internet?

Jerry Brito, Eli Dourado | Dec 04, 2012

This excerpt originally appeared in Discovery News on Demember 04, 2012.

The idea behind WCIT (pronounced "wicket") is to modernize a 1988 treaty governing how telecommunications networks cross national boundaries. The ITU has tackled that kind of standards-setting worksince 1865 largely because somebody needs to: Wireless spectrum and wired lines are finite goods in need of some coordination.
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