Former Internet Innovation Alliance Co-Chair Larry Irving, who co-founded IIA in 2004 alongside current IIA Co-Chair Bruce Mehlman, will today be inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame, joining the ranks of internet luminaries such as Vint Cerf, Marc Andreessen and Tim Berners-Lee. Larry served for almost seven years as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information and Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), where he was a principal advisor to President Bill Clinton, Vice President Al Gore and Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown on domestic and international telecommunications and information technology issues. Widely credited with coining the term “digital divide”, Larry was among the first to note that “[t]he divide between those with access to new technologies and those without is now one of America’s leading economic and civil rights issues.” He continued his focus of helping to bring internet connectivity to unserved and underserved populations while working with IIA, in line with the organization’s mission to ensure that every American has access to broadband internet. He will be honored at the Internet Hall of Fame 2019 Induction Ceremony tonight in San Jose, Costa Rica. Join us in congratulating our good friend Larry Irving!