The open Internet: what it is, and why it matters

2017-05-01T04:02:07Z (GMT) by Cerf, Vint
The Internet is an open platform that embraces users' freedom and innovation without permission. In this article, I explain how the design of the Internet led to its remarkable economic and social success. In so doing, I will suggest that sustaining the Internet's fundamental openness be considered a fundamental objective of broadband policy. Copyright 2009 Vint Cerf. No part of this article may be reproduced by any means without the written consent of the publisher.