posted on Jun, 9 2013 @ 07:22 AM
Who owns the internet? Well... The Department of Defense invented the thing through ARPANet as others have mentioned, so unbroken lines of
communication and data exchange could be maintained in the event of nuclear war. That evolved into Military and University networking which, by the
early 90's, evolved into a public side of it and WWW being brought into existence for a viable way for consumers to make use of what TPTB had been
successfully using for a couple decades at that point.
The apple never falls far...and this isn't the world of dial-up and BBSs where it was point to point communications and user to user connection. Now
distributed communications were the point of the Internet, but every network requires ..well, a network. That means backbones. That also means control
nodes to run it all and keep order in the chaos. Traffic cops of the electronic variety. I recall the term from my youth as MAE servers....though I
can't seem to find reference now, so maybe I'm recalling more slang than anything on that.
However, the term represented the control nodes which *ALL* net traffic routes through. World wide. It has to, for the system to function and work.
Who own those nodes? Who MADE those nodes? ARPANet's origins and history hold that answer......
...and again, the apple never falls far. The traffic cops still report to places like Fort Huachuca in southern Arizona. Just one of a few places like
it and one we know the name of in the public.
The title asks....who owns the internet? There is your answer. Lock, stock and data line. .....no one really thought this had become 100% civilian?