Net pioneers tell FCC: ‘You don’t understand how the internet works’
An open letter by key inventors of the internet asks the federal agency to delay its vote on Thursday on whether to remove net neutrality.
If there were a Mount Rushmore of internet pioneers, it would certainly contain the likenesses of such tech leaders as co-creator of TCP/IP Vint Cerf, inventor of the World Wide Web Tim Berners-Lee, DNS co-creator Paul Vixie and public-key cryptography pioneer Whitfield Diffie.
On Monday, those legendary tech figures were joined by over a dozen more to sound the alarm about the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) vote this Thursday to eliminate net neutrality.
In an open letter to four members of Congress on key committees overseeing communications, the group didn’t pull any punches.
“You don’t understand how the internet works,” the letter says in its title.