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Preserving Internet Freedom

Summary: 
President Obama is committed to the multi-stakeholder, bottom-up, and decentralized governance structure that has been at the core of the Internet’s success and continues to be the bedrock of U.S. global Internet policy.

In the coming week, a delegation of leaders from government, industry, and civil society will represent the United States at the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) in Dubai. At that meeting, they will underscore the President’s commitment to the multi-stakeholder, bottom-up, and decentralized governance structure that has been at the core of the Internet’s success and continues to be the bedrock of U.S. global Internet policy.

In the lead-up to the meeting, three of the Administration’s lead officials have posted their collective thoughts about the WCIT, viewable at any one of these sites:

Federal Communications Commission

National Telecommunications and Information Administration

State Department

Tom Power is Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Telecommunications in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy