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The Hill: FCC Response to Sen. Cruz Reveals Hidden ICANN Agenda in Net Neutrality Order

Fred Campbell reporting in The Hill writes: "It's no secret that controversy has plagued the Obama Administration's plan to surrender U.S. oversight of the Internet domain naming and numbering systems from the current U.S.-based ICANN to the 'global multistakeholder community.' But the reason the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) declined to exercise its statutory jurisdiction over Internet numbering inside the United States was indeed secret until Senator Ted Cruz forced the FCC to explain itself. Based on FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's response to Cruz in this Senate hearing record, it appears the FCC had previously omitted any mention of its statutory authority over Internet numbering in its net neutrality order in an effort to conceal the net neutrality order's relationship to the ICANN controversy."

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