Posted on: Oct 13, 2012 at 05:25
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US ambassador: Internet fee proposal gaining momentum

By Brendan Sasso - 10/13/12 06:00 AM ET

The proposal by the European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association could force websites like Google, Facebook and Netflix to pay fees to network operators around the world.

Kramer said the idea of an international Internet fee is "gaining more interest in the African states and also in the Arab states."

He said the United States delegation to the conference will have to redouble its efforts to convince other countries that the proposal would only stifle innovation and economic growth.

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