University of Oregon's Steve Huter inducted into Internet Hall of Fame

Steve Huter director for the Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC) and a Research Associate at the University of Oregon, has been inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame. 

The Internet Society selected a total of 24 inductees, representing 13 countries as part of 2014 Internet Hall of Fame. Inductees were recognized for their commitment to creating new technologies and standards that were foundational to the Internet’s development and expansion, pushing the boundaries of technological and social innovation to connect the world.

Huter has worked with network engineers, scientists, and Internet technology developers in more than one hundred countries around the world to help build Internet infrastructure and establish partnerships in support of research and education networking.

In the early 1990s, Steve was a key actor within a small group of organizations including the NSRC, the Internet Society, and the Association for Progressive Communications, which provided support to dozens of nascent networks around the world using store-and-forward (FidoNet and UUCP) technologies as a steppingstone to TCP/IP and full Internet connectivity.

Building on the relationships established in that era, he helps cultivate a community of technical professionals on a global scale to train indigenous network engineers who enable continuous progress for expanding the Internet into new areas, with a focus on affordable access. He enhances international Internet connections, in part, by facilitating the flow of substantial amounts of funding for technical and financial support from multinational organizations, government agencies, private foundations, and industry to emerging networks in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East.

He currently serves on organizational, technical, advisory, and program committees for the African Network Operators Group; the African Research and Education Network group; the Caribbean Knowledge Learning Network; the Consorcio Ecuatoriano para el Desarrollo de Internet Avanzado of Ecuador; the Fundación Escuela Latinoamericana de Redes; the International Centre for Theoretical Physics; the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers; the Internet Research Laboratory at the Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand; the Middle East Network Operators Group; the National Science Foundation; the Pacific Network Operators Group; the South Asian Network Operators Group; the Tanzanian Network Operators Group; and the UbuntuNet Alliance.