In December, the UN arm of telecommunications will host a conference that should get the UN in control of the Internet. The U.S. and the UN have maintained a fairly cordial relationship over the years. A lot of the developing nations have been critical of this relationship because it is quite easy to see that that the UN will be on the side of the nations that have the most influence and power.
But is this really true? I have lived in the United States and in developing nations too and there are a lot of American citizens who are very caring and want peace and to do for people around the globe. I guess it might come down to education too as most people in the developing world are not aware of a lot of complex topics. As for my own opinion, I have felt that anything the U.S. or the UN does is for a good reason.
Anyway, getting back to the issue of the Internet, the UN wants to have more authority over the future of the Internet and how it grows in foreign markets. It is quite apparent how the Internet is changing lives and telecommunications technologies have made such a great impact on businesses and consumers around the globe. The thing about the Internet is the access that it gives people, regardless of region, to various ideas and information.
The United States wants to maintain the status quo of the Internet as it is beneficial to this country and it is going to be interesting to see what happens.