U.S. Senate votes to approve bill to boost the capacity of internet service providers
The U.N. Security Council voted on Wednesday to approve a $3.8 billion bill to upgrade internet service provider capacity to cope with the growth of internet traffic.
The vote is expected to be held in the coming days, and a final text of the resolution will be voted on on Thursday, according to Reuters.
The resolution also requires the U.K. to contribute an additional $2 billion to support the U,S.
The bill, which would boost internet service companies capacity to manage and distribute data on users across the globe, was passed unanimously by the 193-member council and requires a two-thirds majority for passage.
The council has the power to approve any UN-sponsored resolution.
The U.KS is the second largest economy in the world, with GDP in 2014 of $14.7 trillion.
The U, the US. and the UK account for more than 90 percent of the world’s population, according the United Nations.
The European Union has been trying to tackle the growing burden of data on its continent.
The council’s previous attempt to fund the Internet Commission in 2019 failed due to opposition from countries in the bloc.
The resolution will now be sent to the 193 member states for their approval.