Internet Hall of Fame global connectors

The second part of my Internet Hall of Fame series. Today, the global connectors.

  • Randy Bush –  founder of the Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC) to help develop and deploy networking technology in projects throughout the world
  • Kilnam Chon – developed the first Internet in Asia, called SDN in 1982
  • Al Gore –  sponsored legislation that funded the expansion of and greater public access to the Internet. Instrumental in helping to create the “Information Superhighway”
  • Nancy Hafkin – work on African networking helped build the continent’s ICT framework
  • Geoff Huston – played a critical role in bringing the Internet to Australia in the 1990s
  • Brewster Kahle – founder and director of the Internet Archive
  • Daniel Karrenberg – helped build EUnet, the first pan-European Internet Service Provider (ISP), co-founder of RIPE
  • Toru Takahashi –  instrumental in bringing the Internet to Japan and promoting it throughout Asia
  • Tan Tin Wee – an Internet pioneer in Singapore, founded the multilingual Internet domain name system

These people took the Internet from the United States and helped made it global.

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