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CWG-Internet: Online Open Consultation (February- September 2016)

​​​​​​Topic of discussion

Following the instructions of Council Resolution 1344 (Mod. 2015), the ITU Council Working Group on International Internet-related Public Policy Issues (CWG-Internet) decided on 18 February 2016 to hold an open consultation (online and physical) on the following topic

Building an enabling environment for access to the Internet

  1. What are the elements of an enabling environment to promote Internet connectivity?
  2. What are the elements of an enabling environment to promote an affordable Internet?
  3. What are the elements of an enabling environment to promote the quality of access to the Internet?
  4. What are the elements of an enabling environment to build confidence and security in the use of the Internet?
  5. What is the role of Governments in building an enabling environment?

Accordingly, all stakeholders are invited to provide their answers through the link provided further below.

Useful information and instructions

Information on the Online Open Consultations

The online open consultations are held throughout the period between two successive meetings of the CWG-Internet. This process gives an opportunity to all stakeholders from all nations to express their views with regards to the topic(s) under discussion. As responses to the online open consultations can contain lengthy attachments, submitters are kindly requested to additionally provide a short summary (2-3 paragraphs) of their responses as part of their submission, for the benefit of all readers.

Information on the Physical Open Consultations

A physical open consultation meeting is organized 30 days after the end of the online open consultation. Discussions during the physical consultation meeting are based on the responses received during the online consultation process, which are consolidated in a single document by the ITU Secretariat. During this physical meeting, respondents to the online consultation have the opportunity to present their submitted views and to have a fruitful discussion with the other participants, including Members of the CWG-Internet. For those not in the position to participate on site, remote participation is also available upon request.         

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PONCE, Juan PabloMinistry of Telecommunications and Information Society (MINTEL)
1. What are the elements of an enabling environment to promote Internet connectivity? - Facilitie ...
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10/5/2016 1:34 PM
Comment on question No.3 from the standpoint as a telecommunication career providing FTTH infrastruc ...
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9/27/2016 2:56 AM
GAISIE, AlfredNational Communications Authority
1. What are the elements of an enabling environment to promote Internet connectivity? Content devel ...
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9/26/2016 9:45 PM
MICEK, PeterAccess Now
Please find our submission attached.
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9/26/2016 7:36 PM
DIVAKOVA, IrinaMinistry of Communications and Informatization
This contribution is provided by the Permanent Mission of Belarus in Geneva on behalf of the Ministr ...
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9/26/2016 1:27 PM
N. SADIQ AL-HASHMI, KhalidMinistry of Transport & Communication9/25/2016 9:53 AM
BROWN, DeborahAssociation for Progressive Communications
We appreciate the opportunity to share our perspectives on some of the key aspects oriented to build ...
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9/23/2016 9:57 PM
URBINA, DanielSubsecretaría de Telecomunicaciones - SUBTEL
Please find attached the english version of an earlier submission.
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9/23/2016 6:03 PM
Good morning Please see attached best Nigel
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9/23/2016 9:42 AM
KLEIN, MicaelaU.S. Department of State
The United States is pleased to contribute to the CWG-Internet's Open Consultation on building an en ...
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9/22/2016 11:52 PM
ALRUBAAN, AbdullahNational Committee for Information Society (NCIS)
Attached is NCIS input to the CWG-Internet Online Open Consultation.
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9/22/2016 11:50 PM
HERNÁNDEZ WOCKER, Juan CarlosInstituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones
The Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) is an autonomous body, which aims to the efficient de ...
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9/22/2016 4:52 PM
The elements of an enabling environment to promote Internet connectivity are the following: 1. Putt ...
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9/22/2016 4:32 PM
Please find attached ESOA's contribution to ITU's Open Consultation “Building an Enabling Environmen ...
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9/22/2016 3:36 PM
TATEISHI, ToshiakiJapan Internet Providers Association
For building an enabling environment for access to the Internet, the residential network should be p ...
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9/22/2016 11:31 AM
Digital Agenda Broadband roll-out Infrastructure access (ducts, poles) Security, privacy and pers ...
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9/22/2016 10:25 AM
SALDANHA, MarceloInstituto Bem Estar Brasil
Em resposta a todas as 5 perguntas, aqui vão as colocações. Nós temos algumas premissas e são elas: ...
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9/22/2016 10:11 AM
OGHIA, MichaelIndependent
I, Michael Joseph Oghia, welcome the decision of the Council Working Group on international Internet ...
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9/22/2016 1:13 AM
VIACHESLAV, ErokhinRadio Research & Development Institute
In the attachment, you can find material related to topic «Building an enabling environment for acce ...
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9/21/2016 10:51 PM
URBINA, DanielSubsecretaría de Telecomunicaciones - SUBTEL
Please find attached, Subtel's response to the consultation (submitted in Spanish).
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9/21/2016 9:50 PM
BERISHAJ, ViktorMinistry for information society and telecommunications
In the attachments are the remaining answers in questions 1, 2 and 3. I believe you recieved earlier ...
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9/21/2016 1:55 PM
Please find attached the RIPE NCC's response to the open consultation
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9/21/2016 12:03 PM
CARRASQUEL, Maria EugeniaMinisterio del Poder Popular para la Educación Universitaria, Ciencia y Tecnología
Material informativo para la Consulta Abierta sobre "LA CONSTRUCCIÓN DE UN ENTORNO PROPICIO PARA EL ...
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9/20/2016 7:53 PM
BOMMELAER, ConstanceInternet Society
The Internet Society is pleased to submit our recent paper, “A Policy Framework for Enabling Interne ...
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9/20/2016 3:29 PM
AJI, Lessy SutiyonoMinistry of Communication and Informatics9/20/2016 4:06 AM
FOMICHEVA, EkaterinaPJSC Rostelecom
Dear Sir/Madam, please find the Contribution of PJSC Rostelecom on Building an enabling environment ...
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9/19/2016 10:07 AM
Speaking on behalf of Latin-American telecom operators, ASIET (Interamerican Association of telecom ...
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9/16/2016 1:42 PM
LUČIĆ, DraženCroatian Regulatory Authority for Networks Industries (HAKOM)
We take it as a statement of fact that access to the Internet is a significant enabler of economic g ...
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9/16/2016 10:48 AM
SUNDEEV, PavelMobile TeleSystems PJSC (MTS)
Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) is the leading Russian mobile and fixed operator with 77 M mobile subs and ...
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9/15/2016 11:21 AM
BERBAR, AhmedPost and ICT Ministry
la promotion de l'usage de l'internet nécessite un certain nombre de prérequis qui doivent s'inscri ...
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9/15/2016 9:23 AM
BLANCHE, MikeGoogle
Google welcomes the opportunity to provide input into the open consultation on this topic. Please se ...
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9/12/2016 3:35 PM
BERISHAJ, ViktorMinistry for information society and telecommunications
In the attachment you can find answers for questions 4 and 5. We are waiting to get the answers in q ...
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9/12/2016 12:39 PM
CASTILLO, VanessaTelecommunications Regulatory Agency - OSIPTEL
Se adjunta el cuestionario solicitado
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9/9/2016 9:27 PM
MANNER, JenniferEchoStar Corporation and Hughes Network Systems
EchoStar Satellite Operating Corporation and Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) (collectively Echo ...
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9/9/2016 6:16 PM
SUTO, TimeaInternational Chamber of Commerce
Speaking on behalf of businesses from all sectors and sizes in every part of the world, the Internat ...
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9/9/2016 4:19 PM
KHALLOUK, SamiraAgence Nationale de Réglementation des Télécommunications (ANRT)
• What are the elements of an enabling environment to promote the quality of access to the Interne ...
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9/9/2016 3:28 PM
VYBORNOV, AndreyBank of Russia
Information material for open consultation on "Building an enabling environment for access to the In ...
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9/9/2016 1:54 PM
SEEGOLAM, Ashwin KumarNational Computer Board
Hello Please attached the comments on Building an Enabling Environment for Access to the Internet. ...
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9/9/2016 9:15 AM
HIGASHIDA, KokiJapan Registry Services Co., Ltd. (JPRS)
In the comments, JPRS (.jp ccTLD registry) mainly delivers its view that multistakeholder participat ...
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9/9/2016 7:23 AM
MUNAKATA, ToshiyukiKyushu Telecommunication Network
Our company, Kyushu Telecommunication network, is a local telecommunications carrier which builds it ...
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9/6/2016 12:06 PM
LIM, May-AnnNational University of Singapore
We strongly support the ITU's decision to have an online open consultation on this discussion. We be ...
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9/5/2016 7:35 AM
Everyone knows that the creation of an environment of the Internet is a combination of effort of eve ...
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9/1/2016 9:55 PM
RIXON MUJURU, TichafaZimbabwe Internet Governance Forum (ZIGF) Secretariat- Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ)
Question 1: Internet connectivity
What are the elements of an enabling environment to promote Inter ...
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9/1/2016 9:57 AM
The GSMA is pleased to submit its consultation response to the CWG-Internet open consultation on “Bu ...
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8/30/2016 3:05 PM
BEREZOWSKI, WojciechOffice of Electronic Communications
Please find attached the contribution of UKE (Office of Electronic Communications). The President ...
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8/29/2016 1:06 PM
BLAKER, PaulUK Government
Building an enabling environment is critical for promoting affordable access to the Internet and bri ...
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8/27/2016 4:05 PM
HILL, RichardISOC Switzerland
Fundamental rights, including freedom of speech and privacy must be respected. Any restrictions o ...
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6/20/2016 8:01 PM
HILL, RichardPirate Party International
We are of the view that an enabling environment to promote access to the Internet must recognize tha ...
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4/8/2016 2:27 PM
GURSTEIN, MichaelCentre for Community Informatics
This paper provides an alternative approach to possible "Policy and Regulatory Best Practices" of th ...
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4/8/2016 2:23 PM
BOLLOW, NorbertJust Net Coalition
See the attached document
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3/23/2016 4:17 PM
HILL, RichardAssociation for Proper Internet Governance
It is not disputed that it is important to build an enabling environment for access to the Internet ...
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3/4/2016 4:23 PM