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Efforts to Reconnect Nepal to Internet Ongoing After April Earthquake

September 15, 2015

The Internet Hall of Fame recently checked in with Nepalese Internet pioneer Mahabir Pun on the effort to rebuild the country’s Internet infrastructure in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that hit the region in April. Pun was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame in 2014 for bringing Internet connectivity to many remote Nepalese villages through his organization, the Nepal Wireless Networking Project, so he’s no stranger to the challenges of connecting Nepal to the rest of the world.

HOW THE NET WAS WON

The ARPANET came before it. And the World Wide Web and browser technology would later make it accessible for the masses. But in between, a small Ann Arbor-based group labored on the NSFNET in relative obscurity to build—and ultimately to save—the Internet.

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Henning Schulzrinne Insists Bureaucracy Can Breed Innovation

August 14, 2015

Dr. Henning Schulzrinne, inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame in 2013 for co-developing the Real-Time Streaming Protocol, Real-Time Transport Protocol and other key protocols that enabled Voice-Over-Internet technology, is a true exemplar of “scholarship in action.” As a technical adviser to the United States’ Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as well as a professor of computer science at Columbia University, he spends part of his time in New York teaching aspiring computer scientists, and the remainder in Washington D.C.

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Schulzrinne Explores Internet's Future

August 14, 2015

At the 87th Internet Engineering Task Force meeting and the Internet Hall of Fame Induction Weekend in Berlin, Internet Hall of Fame inductee Henning Schulzrinne discusses the future of the Internet and the challenges it faces including security, privacy and freedom of expression.