Cerf Criticizes New Telecom Act
“As Vinton Cerf, ‘the father of the Internet,” accepted the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House last week, at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue, the House Energy and Commerce Committee held hearings on a bill — an update of the 1996 Telecommunications Act — that stands to dramatically transform the information superhighway.
“While President Bush lauded Cerf as being ‘at the forefront of a digital revolution that has transformed global commerce, communication and entertainment,’ Cerf warned Congress in written testimony, ‘My fear is that, as written, this bill would do great damage to the Internet as we know it.'”
Mark Cooper. Internet Pioneer Sounds Alarm on Threats to Broadband. MercuryNews.com. Nov. 16, 2005.
Dennis Fisher. Cerf, Kahn Receive Medal of Freedom. eWeek. Nov. 14, 2005.
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