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The infrastructure and standardisation basket includes three issue areas that are concerned with the core functionality of the Internet. These are:

  • the telecommunications infrastructure that facilitates digital communication;
  • technical issues related to standards and critical Internet resources (technical and web standards), Internet protocol (IP) numbers, the domain name system (DNS), and the root zone; and
  • a group of content and application issues including net neutrality, cloud computing and the Internet of Things.

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