The Googler known as the 'father of the internet' defends an institution that's at risk under the Trump administration

Posted in: Governance at 12/03/2017 21:58

President Donald Trump's new Federal Communications Commission chairman, Ajit Pai, has wasted no time in setting an agenda that could wind down the open internet as we know it.

In a presentation at the Google Cloud Next conference today, Google Chief Internet Evangelist and "father of the internet" Vint Cerf didn't mention Trump or Pai by name — but he clearly addressed what he sees as the dangers of such an agenda, and defended the institution of the open internet.

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