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INTERNET TAKEOVER: Senator introduces bill to prevent online takeover from U.N., or foreign power

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
3/11/2014 (2 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Legislation necessary for world where Internet grows ever more pervasive

As the Internet slowly but surely moves to replace offline time with perpetual online existence, Senator Marco Rubio of Florida plans to introduce legislation to prevent a "takeover" of the Internet by the United Nations or another government regime.

Senator Marco Rubio also called for an end to government involvement that impedes innovation and growth.

Senator Marco Rubio also called for an end to government involvement that impedes innovation and growth.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
3/11/2014 (2 years ago)

Published in Politics & Policy

Keywords: Marco Rubio, Internet takeover, speech


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic online) - The possible presidential contender said he will introduce legislation to codify U.S. support of an open Internet as other countries attempt to control its growth.

"Since the Web is worldwide - and since it has proven such an effective catalyst for pro-democratic revolution - it has become a battleground that many fight to control," Rubio said at Google's office in Washington this week.

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Rubio pointed to 42 countries that limit the Internet within their borders and "now wish to take this further by exerting control over the way the Internet is governed and regulated internationally.

"Many governments are lobbying for regulatory control by the United Nations or a governmental regime," he said, and "opposing this takeover and preserving Internet freedom must be a top national priority."

Rubio in a wide-ranging speech also called for "new policies that encourage bold innovation."

Rubio promised to introduce legislation to reallocate federal government spectrum to the airwave-hungry wireless companies, who are looking to appeal to subscribers increasingly relying on their Smartphone and other mobile devices.

Rubio also called for an end to government involvement that impedes innovation and growth.

The U.S. can spend another century leading innovation, "but achieving this will require us to replace the antiquated policies and institutions of the last century with ones built for this new era," he said.

He also called for an overhaul to the tax system that would allow U.S. companies to avoid paying domestic taxes on revenue made and taxed abroad, and to take immediate deductions for investments.

Rubio is working on legislation with Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) that would make those changes.

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