2014 Internet Hall of Fame Interviews: John Cioffi

I believe that I was induct­ed into the Internet Hall of Fame because of the area of the dig­i­tal sub­scriber lines. About twen­ty, twenty-five years ago, I did the ini­tial designs that are used every­where today—there’s about a half a bil­lion DSLs around the world—and have the basic patents, did the designs and so forth for those DSL sys­tems at that time.

John Cioffi’s Internet Hall of Fame 2014 Induction Speech

In view­ing the list of pre­vi­ous and cur­rent inductees, one is awestruck just to be includ­ed among them. My own con­tri­bu­tions in broad­band access, par­tic­u­lar­ly DSL, seem some­what dwarfed by those of the others.