Internet Pioneers and Leaders Tell the FCC: You Don’t Understand How the Internet Works
More than 20 internet pioneers and leaders including the “father of the internet”, Vint Cerf; the inventor of the world wide web, Tim Berners-Lee; and the Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak have urged the Federal Communications Commission to cancel its vote to repeal network neutrality, describing the plan as “based on a flawed and factually inaccurate” understanding of how the internet works. “The FCC’s rushed and technically incorrect proposed order to repeal net neutrality protections without any replacement is an imminent threat to the internet we worked so hard to create. It should be stopped,” said the technology luminaries in an open letter to lawmakers with oversight of the Federal Communications Commission on Dec 11. “It is important to understand that the FCC’s proposed order is based on a flawed and factually inaccurate understanding of Internet technology,” the internet pioneers state, adding that the flaws were outlined in detail in a 43-page comment submitted by 200 tech leaders to the FCC in July. “Despite this comment, the FCC did not correct its misunderstandings.” They argue that the FCC should delay the vote until it has fully investigated the problems with the online commenting system and come up with an alternative way of protecting net neutrality principles.
Internet Pioneers and Leaders Tell the FCC: You Don’t Understand How the Internet Works Internet Pioneers and Leaders Tell the FCC: You Don’t Understand How the Internet Works (read the letter) Cerf, Berners-Lee, Woz Seek Hill Help in Blocking FCC Vote (Broadcasting&Cable) In Defense Of Net Neutrality, Internet Pioneers Accuse FCC Of Not Understanding Tech (Fast Company)