Telcos hurting national interest says Vint Cerf - Father of Internet

Telcos hurting national interest says Vint Cerf - Father of Internet

Summary: I spoke with Vint Cerf at the Fortune Brainstorm conference in Half Moon Bay. I asked him about net neutrality and the problems created by Telcos in trying to own the gateways to the Internet.

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I spoke with Vint Cerf at the Fortune Brainstorm conference in Half Moon Bay. I asked him about net neutrality and the problems created by Telcos in trying to own the gateways to the Internet. Here is the video, the quality is very high contrast because of the lighting but the content is fascinating. Mr Cerf talks about how he was misquoted on the subject of net neutrality and offers a solution to the current issues around broadband Internet. [Vint Cerf, is currently chief Internet evangelist for Google.]


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-dLq3uIJos

Topics: Telcos, Browser

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  • As Always, Vinton Tells It Like It Is

    Very well thought-out answer, and absolutely on the mark...the telcos are ruining the advancement of the Internet in this country and the fact that they are systematically raping the consumer with their "Hi-speed" packages when the rest of the world is sometimes ten times faster than our highest bandwidth is an absolute travesty. It's pathetic that as a nation we're more concerned about what Angelina's twins look like or what Paris or Lindsay are doing than our own technological advancement in the global marketplace.

    Absolutely embarrassing.
    itanalyst2@...
  • RE: Telcos hurting national interest ?

    To reduce this to a much more simple term: The Internet is the telco's backbone network! Period. They or their subsidiaries own it.

    The role of government is to protect its citizens from monopolistic economically damaging private business practices.[arguably]

    Is it reasonable or prudent to declare this Telco backbone a national asset and subject the owners to regulation? Yes. To declare certain behavioral rules governing such an asset is reasonable for the very reasons divulged by Comcast's recent antics!

    The real issue here is: What about Microsoft, the AMA, US based oil refiners, the 1 owner broadcast companies,? Just to name a few.

    There's no uniformity in action by our twisted degenerate federal government (both sides), nor does there appear to be any on the horizon! The bribers with the highest offers seem to rule federal mores, or better yet, Morass.
    RS9
    • Government is protecting the monopolists...

      That's what it seems like. When you have heavily regulated industries the government is in partnership with the companies that are regulated. My cell phone bill has 13 taxes and payments to government agencies or funds.
      foremski
  • Telcos hurting Google's interests

    would be more exact.
    AllKnowingAllSeeing
    • Ah, and Of COURSE a MicroShaft Apologist and Bush Nazi like Pliny

      would be all anti-Net Neutrality!

      Go stump for McShame, and leave those of us w/an eye to the future alone, Old Man - your outmoded fascistic power grabs no longer amuse us.
      drprodny