GOP Lawmakers Launch Effort to Block Internet Handoff – Wall Street Journal

Four top Republican lawmakers sent a letter to the Obama administration Thursday seeking to derail its planned transfer of internet oversight to a nonprofit group, signaling a ramped-up effort to delay the handoff.

Private-sector backers of the transfer, in contrast, held a conference call for reporters to highlight what they call the need for the shift, scheduled for Oct. 1, to maintain global support for the internet. A delay in…

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