UN NEW YORK, NY. (CNN) - The United Nations is considering a new 'global-internet tax' targeting- the largest web content providers, Google, Facebook, Apple, and Netflix. European network operators are suggesting the tax and it's up for a UN debate in December.
The proposal would impose heavy costs on popular web sites and their network providers for the privilege of serving non-U.S. users.
The Obama administration and republican members of congress say adopting the proposal could result in a radical re-engineering of the internet landscape and allow governments to monitor or restrict citizens’ online activities.