The father of DSL wins $100,000 Marconi Award for his pioneering work
Professor of Engineering John Cioffi will receive the Marconi award for his work in creating DSL, the broadband application used by 200 million people worldwide. He plans to give the $100,000 prize to Stanford. The award is considered to be one of the most prestigious in telecommunications. Andrew Viterbi, founder of QualComm Inc, said Cioffi's work on DSL simply "outperformed" all of his would-be competitors.