On behalf of the R Street Institute, we respectfully submit these comments in response to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Notice of Inquiry (NOI) regarding International Internet Policy Priorities. The R Street Institute is a free-market think tank with a pragmatic approach to public policy challenges.

We thank NTIA for the opportunity to submit comments on this important issue. The internet is a unique network that has developed into an important means of connection and communication for people throughout the world. This success has been enabled largely by its governance structure that has been characterized by multi-stakeholder processes and an emphasis on private, rather than government, control. NTIA should remain dedicated to this model and resist efforts, both at home and abroad, to augment the role of national governments in internet governance.

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