House to hold hearing on international control of the Internet

By Brendan Sasso – 05/23/12 06:24 PM ET

The House Energy and Commerce’s subcommittee on Communications and Technology scheduled a hearing for next Thursday to examine international proposals to regulate the Internet.

A witness list was not immediately available.

Some countries are pushing to give the United Nations’ International Telecommunication Union more control over the governance of the Internet. U.S. officials, including Larry Strickling of the Commerce Department and Robert McDowell of the Federal Communications Commission, have warned the proposal would undermine freedom on the Internet.  MORE…