PRESS RELEASE: New Policies Needed to Close the Digital Divide, Says Internet Society

“The People Centered Internet is strongly aligned with the Internet Society in its efforts to spread access to and the associated benefits of Internet. PCI recognizes that access is only the first step in a path towards local utlity of the Internet. Ironically, this global system produces real benefits when users discover locally useful information […]

On Privacy

By Vint Cerf Some time ago, I had speculated that privacy might be a fairly uncommon concept throughout much of human history and that the apparent loss of privacy in today’s online world might be a manifestation more of loss of anonymity rather than loss of privacy. Now an interesting historical article on privacy offers […]

Improving Lives Together: an Internet Imperative

PCI co-founder Vint Cerf and our incoming Executive Director for PCI Dr. David Bray discussed the People Centered Internet at the international Data Summit in Ireland in June 2017. The discussion focused on advances in artificial intelligence and potential intersections with both policy as well as social initiatives in Europe, the U.S., and globally. Vint […]

Evolving Standards for Assuring an Inclusive Internet The People Centered Internet was part of IEEE’s  Internet Inclusion: Advancing Solutions in Washington, D.C., on 24 April and 25 April. Day 1 included working group sessions, and Day 2 included a 2.5 hour briefing that was publicly broadcast live via, and which is included below for on demand viewing. Sessions built on previous internet inclusion events organized by […]

Interview: Vint Cerf on the Future of the Internet

Vinton Cerf on Future of Internet A living legend in the tech world… Vinton Cerf is one of the ‘fathers of the Internet’, and is now ‘Chief Internet Evangelist’ at Google. We ask him to do some crystal ball gazing into the future of cyberspace. Source:

IEEE Internet Inclusion Advancing Solutions

IEEE Internet Inclusion Advancing Solutions was held on April 24-25th in Washington DC. The IEEE organized a powerful and impactful event that takes the first step to systematically developing standards and coordination processes for Internet Inclusion. Working groups convened on topics like Community Networks, Public Access, Evidence-based Research, Digital Literacy, Innovative Business Models and the Digital Gender […]

Vint Cerf at SXSW 2017

Vint Cerf, inventor of the Internet, discussed the movement of the People Centered Internet (PCI)  with Susan Hassler, Editor of IEEE Spectrum at SXSW 2017. Not only do we want to connect to  the 3 out of 5 people who do not have access to the Internet, Vint called on the packed hall of 400: “To […]