CIRA releases report on the future of the Internet in Canada

OTTAWA, May 4 /CNW/ - Today the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) released a report on the findings from its national consultation on how the Internet is run.

The Canadian Internet Forum (CIF) was a national consultation hosted by CIRA, along with its partners, the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the Media Awareness Network (MNet). It consisted of face-to-face consultations that took place across Canada along with input received from an online discussion forum, and culminated at a national event held in Ottawa and webcast across the country in February 2011.

The consultations were broadly themed under two topics: the digital economy and digital literacy, and Canadians identified numerous issues that are important to them. These issues included online safety and security, the development of a 'Canadian vision' for the Internet and the cost and speed of broadband.

The report will be presented to the United Nations coordinated Internet Governance Forum (http://www.intgovforum.org), a venue for nations to discuss the future of the Internet.

The report is available at http://www.scribd.com/doc/54601955.

About CIRA
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) is the organization that manages Canada's .CA domain name registry, develops and implements policies that support Canada's Internet community and represents the .CA registry internationally.

SOURCE Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA)

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For media inquiries, please contact:

Jennifer Austin
Senior Manager, Communications and Marketing
613-237-5335, ext. 296
jennifer.austin@cira.ca


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