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

jake Silver badge

Re: But ...

You heard wrong. The initial thingie that we now call "The Internet" was built by grad students & professors, with zero government oversight. The students & staff at Stanford, Berkeley & UCLA (and later Utah) had DARPA (later ARPA, later still DARPA again) money, yes. But the feds weren't looking over our shoulders. In fact if they HAD been, we probably wouldn't have been allowed to get on with it. They certainly had no control over what we were doing.

The .gov sponsored commercialization was of NSFNet, which came later & was merged into the already existing Internet. We were world-wide long before this happened.

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