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.
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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