Reply to post: Re: But ...

Relax. It's OK, folks, the US government isn't going to try to take back control of the internet

Carstairs

Re: But ...

Last I heard, the Internet was essentially a commercialization of Arpanet - a network sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency - a subdivision of the (US) Department of Defense. So the US govt really did have legitimate control of it, back in the day.

On a side note: it's an example of government doing a good job. It paid for the original R&D - and later commercial funding helped to take it to the world-wide audience.

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