Let's all take a deep breath.
The World Conference on International Telecommunications wrapped up today. And guess what? Just as I predicted the UN is not taking over the Internet. In fact the word "Internet" never even made into the final text--only in an appendix.
The UN is still not trying to control or censor the Internet, despite what you read in hyperventilating columns.
In some places, Internet access still comes at a stiff price, for reasons ranging from choking regulations, issues of geography, and the curious mandates of the marketplace. A look at countries where Internet access comes at a premium - often disadvantaging the very people who could benefit most from its use.
A new document shines the light on current proposals for a big international telecom conference in December. There is nothing in there to suggest that the UN will control the Internet.