Keith Randolph Kane is NBN's President of the Board.
"The trick isn't software, it's hardware. Cyberspace is a collection of physical machines. If we control the machines, we control it all." KR Kane, "Our Future"
Kane's name appears to be inspired by both the historical American newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst, and the fictional Charles Foster Kane from the film Citizen Kane. The character of Charles Foster Kane was based in part on Hearst, so Keith Randolph Kane's name combines elements of a real and fictional newspaper tycoon.