|The Right Question: Ambassador Terry Kramer|
|Thursday, 20 September 2012 19:32|
Ask ITU/WCIT Ambassador Terry Kramer: How does the U.S. convince the world “bottom-up multi-stakeholder” doesn’t really mean dominance by a few large corporations? (The Right Question)
Friendly questions that open interesting subjects
What impact do you expect WCIT to have on Internet Security/payments for Internet traffic/international roaming charges/traffic management/significant amounts of investment?
Chosen because Touré of the ITU has discussed each recently.
How can the State Department internalize the principals we're advocating for multi-stakeholder governance?
Kramer has played an important role.
More intense questions, hopefully not rhetorical
What's it like being a public servant after a corporate career?
Kramer worked for 25 years in the industry, including very senior jobs at Vodafone/Verizon
Toure told the Financial Times “No proposal will be passed without consensus.” Does that mean that major countries like the U.S. have an effective veto? What are the practical implications?
How should the U.S. react to the ETNO proposal to charge companies like Google that send video to broadband subscribers?
ETNO represents France Telecom, Deutsche Telekom and other carriers. Toure has been sympathetic. The U.S. has been strongly opposed, but big U.S. carriers in other fora ask for similar.
President Obama and FCC Chair Genachowski are strong supporters of Net Neutrality but the term is almost absent in the U.S. presentations. Will the U.S. delegation support neutrality?
Tricky, especially if Obama loses the election, which is before Dubai in December.