‘Father of the Internet’ Asks For Internet Neutrality Law

The man often called the father of the Internet told U.S. lawmakers today that the future of the Internet is at risk if Congress does not pass a law prohibiting broadband providers from discriminating against competing Web applications and computer devices. Congress needs to keep large broadband carriers from favoring their own services, slowing down access to competitors, and charging some Web sites for faster speeds, said Vinton Cerf, co-designer of the TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol). But representatives of the large telecom carriers and the cable television industry promised that they would not block or slow access to Web sites and applications.

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