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Congressional hearing on WCIT
The US House Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing on "International Proposals to Regulate the Internet", covering in particular the WCIT conference to be held this December in Dubai by the ITU. A series of US government representatives including a current and former ambassadors, FCC Commissioner, as well as Google representative and "Father of the Internet" Vint Cerf, and former State department official, now ISOC representative Sally Wentworth all explained why they felt the WCIT conference posed a threat to the open Internet. The House Committee agreed. The hearing is just the latest in a determined effort by the US administration to build up support for a strong negotiating position in December.