larry irving

Larry Irving

As the assistant secretary of commerce for communications and information and administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) during the Clinton Administration, Larry Irving helped establish some of the earliest and most foundational U.S. domestic and international Internet policies, including those supporting universal Internet access, private investment, competition, open access and “light touch” regulation. Fueling this work, he produced the first empirical study proving the existence of the “Digital Divide,” sparking global efforts to begin bridging the divide. This research continues to be widely cited today by those studying Internet access around the world. Read his full bio here.