Internet Governance Coalition quoted in Info Today article: “The End of the All-American Internet?”

The internet is an all-American invention—just ask Al Gore. Yes, I know that Gore did not “invent” the internet, and it is an urban legend that he claimed to have invented it. It is generally accepted, however, that the foundational structure of the internet was developed in the U.S. in the 1960s, largely through the efforts of academic and U.S. government-funded researchers and computer scientists. The ARPANET, which is recognized as the first interconnected network to rely on the “packet switching” structure for information exchange, started with a connection between the University of California–Los Angeles and Stanford Research Institute in 1969… [more]

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