Bill will harm net neutrality, Cerf warns

Father of the web Vint Cerf has warned there will be "great damage to the internet as we know it" if a bill before US legislature is not strengthened to protect net neutrality.

Father of the web Vint Cerf has warned there will be "great damage to the internet as we know it" if a bill before US legislature is not strengthened to protect net neutrality.

Cerf, who jointly developed the web protocol TCP/IP, told Computer Weekly that unless the communications legislation is strengthened it will allow broadband internet service providers to charge for premium internet services, potentially creating a two-tier internet.

"Phone companies can't tell consumers who they can call, and network operators should not dictate what people can do online," he said.

Internet at the crossroads

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