Ambassador David Gross rejected calls for the United Nations body to
take control of the main computers that direct traffic on the Internet.
An Associated Press article on Boston.com
reports that Gross, the U.S. coordinator for international
communications and information policy at the State Department,
reiterated U.S. intentions to keep its historical role as the medium’s
principal overseer. He said the U.S. would not agree to the U.N. taking
over control of the Internet. Many developing countries have become
increasingly concerned over U.S control and there seems to be a growing
sense that a compromise had to be reached and that no single country
should have ultimate control over a vital part of the global economy. Read more.
By Paul L. Kerstein