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- Appeals court upholds Obamacare tax as constitutional
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Topic - Lawrence Strickling
On March 14, the Obama administration announced it was initiating a process to transfer oversight of the Internet from the United States to some yet-to-be-defined global entity.
The U.S. still faces a significant gap in residential broadband use that breaks down along incomes, education levels and other socio-economic factors, even as subscriptions among American households overall grew sevenfold from 2001 to 2009.
Strickling stressed that one key challenge for policymakers lies in convincing Americans who are not online of the benefits of broadband.
"If foreign governments do not trust the Internet governance systems," Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information Lawrence Strickling explains, "they will threaten to balkanize the Domain Name System, which will jeopardize the worldwide reach of the Internet."